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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Wine Barrel Noir is our imperial oatmeal stout aged in freshly dumped red wine barrels. Coffee and chocolate notes in the beer are complimented by tart berry flavors and oak we derive from the wine barrels.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12948) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Phil. Black pour with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt notes up front along with tons of chocolate, red wine (pinot?), and raspberry jam. Hints of blackberry and coffee, too. Great jammy, seedy, raspberry notes to the flavor. A touch of blackberry, plenty of wine, some oak, and a bit of roast. Light chalk and char, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
I am not a fan of this at all. I am not a huge wine drinker and this is just a horrible stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Drakeís 10k. Black, good head. Aroma of pepsin, hoppy notes, coffee and chocolate. Flavor matches, with some dark fruit floating about. Some tannic bite, presumably from the roasted malts and wood treatment. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4541) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Nougat, raspberry nose. Cloudy dark brown, thin tan head, good lacing. Smoke, wood, currant, raisin, smoke. Full body, easy carbonation. Good complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle @ tasting. Very dark with cocoa head. Smells dark fruity and chocolaty. Tastes like dark chocolate raspberry. Not cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
Black with tan head. Red wine, roasted malt, chocolate, red berries and oak. Acidic, roasted, red berries, dry and spicy finish. Overall: well made. A little too acidic for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6886) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma was roasted malts, chocolate, vinous, dark fruits, oak. The flavor had roasted malts, chocolate, wine barrel influenced, dark fruits, oak, lightly tart, dry finish, good, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle - canít remember the source, but itís been in the back of my beer fridge for several months. Anyway, it pours an opaque midnight brown with a small lasting tan head that also leaves a thick ring and some spots of lace. Looks great. The wine barrels give it a significant amount of dark fruits, along with chocolate, oak, vanilla, earth, tobacco, and a little roast. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Surprisingly fruity. Yet another Prairie stout thatís good but overrated.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McNeillR (1682) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Thick opaque brown, nice compact ringed tan head and neat lacing. Thick raspberry wine times, lush and berry sweet. Vibrant. Initial taste is. Took a while to realise what I was dunking into here. Nice roast but the wine berry good times lifts everything. Soft bitterness, an initially bullish carbonation faded quickly and left a sultry mouthfeel. Finishes lovely, warming winey times. The berry tart linger was hardly a surprise from the kick off but was a delicous sweet bite.

Bottle, Cheers GlasgowTad via BenHHH, Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to sir Tad of Glasgow. Black with tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate, wood, wine. Taste is full on berries, chocolate, slightly roasty, raspberry. Slightly sweet and a little tart. "tart".

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6203) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at craigís. Pours black, nose sweet chocolate, grapes, red wine, light wood, taste is dry, wood, juicy berry, strawberry, chocolate, roasted, little fizzy.


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