brokensail (12508) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
aleksander9 (702) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
alexsdad06 (6733) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
phaleslu (7373) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle - can’t remember the source, but it’s 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 that’s good but overrated.
McNeillR (1645) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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".
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose sweet chocolate, grapes, red wine, light wood, taste is dry, wood, juicy berry, strawberry, chocolate, roasted, little fizzy.
cgarvieuk (16800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... dark black .... thick tan head ...soft chocolate roast ... dark malt nose ... soft sweet chocolate roast ... light wine nose .. dark roast ... soft sweet berries roast ... dark chocolate ... sofgt wine ... big sweet berries
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black.with a thin tan head. Aromas of redcurrants, wood, chocolate. Taste is very fruity, strawberry. Dry finish.
andriesradu (567) - ROMANIA - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Really nice aroma with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, red wine and coffee. Flavor is also great. Sour red wine, chocolate, coffee, some oak. Well balanced. Really nice
djd07 (5403) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Medium mouth with strong grape, vinous, oak, very good.