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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout aged in red wine barrels


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10653) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8050) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle shared by me at weekly tasting. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of red wine, oak, roast chocolate, fudge brownie, coffee and cocoa dust. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle thanks Jtclockwork. Dark malt, wine, oak and other dark aromas. Wine oak, light tart fruit, roasted and dark malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (993) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Dark chocolate, red wine, black coffee and oak make up the aroma. Bittersweet dark chocolate and herbal hops up front give way to bittersweet cocoa and berry-laden red wine in the mid-palate. Vanillin oak and red wine give it a long-lasting finish, with a slight espresso aftertaste. Definitely an unusual imperial stout, but also a highly enjoyable one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1700) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, oak, tannins, earthy notes, chocolate snd coffee. Bitter/sour finish with coffee, roasted malts, oak and tannins. Very nice imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (482) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Poured from bottle to snifter. Opaque hue with brown creamy head that lingered. Aroma is red wine, lactic, molasses, grassy, chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and sharp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a salty sour following and dry slightly astringent finish. Overall this is a decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2994) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle provide by rightcross55, another nice brew. Fluffy white head sitting on top of a pitch black liquid. Aroma is mostly port wine with a trace of chocolate.

Flavor is vinous red grapes through out the sip with a light oak barrel and blackberry hint toward the backend. Hint of cherry. The body is medium leaning on lighter. Has a black berry / raspberry jam type texture. Damn this reminds me of another imperial stout that has a jammy quality. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draught at Falling Rock. Pours almost black with a slight foamy head. This is like dessert wine and dark chocolate all at once! Lovely fruit and chocolate combo that doesn’t taste artificial or overly sweet or sour. The fruit component to this is just so perfectly composed and balanced. Terrific variant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, creamy, lasts forever, great lacing. Aroma is heavy roasty, chocolate, a bit vinous. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, light plus bitter, very roasty, cocoa, oak tannins, ruby port. Lingering tartness. Fullish body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (313) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 24 May and 1 Jun 2014 -- Of all the Noir’s I have tasted this "feels" the lightest. Easily the most delicate, oaky with the red wine flavors, and a strong earthy stout throughout.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (98) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours an inky black, with a big tan head that slowly fades, leaving good lacing. Nose is coffee, dark roast malt, with a hint of red wine. Taste is coffee and red wine, with many complex layers that keep unfolding. The finish is long, witha creamy mouthfeel and a pronounced red wine note at the end. Delicious.


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