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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout aged in red wine barrels

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10917) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12oz bottle pours dark black brown with big rocky 3 finger tan head. Nose is dark roasty chocolate tart cherry and vinous fruit. Taste has nice creamy body, rich dark cocoa and bakerís chocolate, well integrated vinous fruit and grape berry notes, hints of oak. Finish is semi sweet dark cocoa and subtle berry acidity, red grape, wine, oak. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle while tailgating in Norman, OK. Deep black pour with a nice tan head. Red wine notes with a hint of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Toffee beginning with a thick malbec type finish. Alcohol is masked very well. Does not seem like a stout but it is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
pours black with a tan head. nose is crisp berries and slight wine. taste is tart at first with some coffee. a sipper. very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2446) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle shared by pinkzambia Black with a bold light tan head. Grape jelly and dark roast aromas. More standard roast flavors but the wine barrel aging comes though. Strong bout would not have guessed a fulll 11% Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with an off white head. Chocolate, fruity, lighter red wine, with some oaky/woodiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1474) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Dark black with a frothy tan head. Welchís grape juice aroma with burnt malts. Definite wine flavors in the taste. I could drink this on a regular basis if it wasnít so doggone expensive. A tiny bit of mild, ever so mild coffee in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Split at staff meeting. Jackson is a mad cunt. Pours black with a thick tan head which sticks around for the duration. Nose is a superb mix of roast, milk chocolate, pepper and earthiness while some cherry and bright tartiness comes out as it warms. Taste has a fair more tartiness and bright red berries than the nose alludes to. Blackforest cake-like with plenty of black and tarty cherries with milk chocolate and slight vanilla coming through. Soft carbonation helps it flow. Such a weird beer. Itís more sour than stout, especially as it warms. I canít put my finger on whether itís infected or intended this way. I donít really care to be honest. I really like it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (354) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a mountainous, dark khaki head. Aroma contains lots of berries, cherries, black forest, powdered cocoa. Fuck yeah. Flavours are dry chocolate upfront, then drowned out by sour cherries, raspberries, fruity esters (Belgian yeast?). Very complex, dark forest flavours with a nice balanced sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a black brown color with a light brown bready head. Notes of coconut, cherry, slight funk, milk chocolate, and a little bit of burnt toast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle shared by krazy lraddel who brought a nice horizontal to the tasting... Thanks man! Iím an instant fan, the characteristics of the original are totally gone, but support the full fruity character of this beer. Cherry explosion in the nose and elderberry juice and even syrup in the mouth. Super!

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