brokensail (11612) - 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.
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell.
Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich oaky vinous alcoholic red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big rich yeast fruit oaky plate.
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Nose of chocolate, red wine, wood, grapes and cherries, some vanilla. black and cloudy with lace. Flavor of cherry, grape, chocolate, nise wood. Lots of chocolate. Soft and silky with light, fine carbonations. Quite bitter finish. Excellent.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ As Prairie Artisan Ales Wine Barrel Noir ].
Clear dark brown color with a huge, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate - coffee, cherry, wine - red wine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, cherry, coffee, roasted, artificial fruit - cheery, artificial. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
cpetrone84 (1542) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is black with tons of tight mocha colored head. Nose is olive pit, a bit of roasted malt, some nice dry chocolate notes, a touch of juicy red wine, and a hint of booze in back. Taste is a bit sweet. Front end is sweet, sugary and cherry with some red wine notes, a fair bit of roasted malt mid palate, faint chocolate malt, and boozy in the finish. Full bodied, well carbonated, soft feel. Pretty solid but the booziness gets a touch harsh in the back on both the nose and flavor.
hawanna (2328) - GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle from Biervana
chocolate, coffee, alcohol, basement aromas, earthy, leaves, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, spicy, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours an opaque black with lots of creamy, beige head. Nose has some distinct berry, toast and jam, chocolate, mild vinous notes, red grape. Flavor is malty, molasses, toast, raspberry jam, red grape, roasty, dark chocolate. Full bodied but smooth finish.
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t blow me away. Solid imperial stout with strong notes of wine. I think I would like it better unaged in wine barrels.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Problem here is when you can’t tell what the style of beer is under the barrel on blind taste. There is some roast here nonetheless. Pours black with good head and lacing. Sweet boozy finish. Bottle.
neongolden (563) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(355ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 4 2014) Pours pitch black with a moderate tan head, a little lace. Aroma strongly vinous, with almost tart raspberry, black cherry, some dark and caramel malts, herbal touches, oaky, leather, light roast in behind. On the palate, quite vinous with a strong sweet/tart core of blackberry and raspberry jam, lightly dusted with cocoa powder. Seems to be some other dark dried fruit peripherally. Bit of oaky red wine barrel. Hints of herbal, earthy, good Pinot Noir type character towards, leather, almost dusty? Dark/caramel malts play supporting role only. Just a touch of roast bitterness in the dry, slightly acidic and vinous finish. Jam persists. Medium full, slick body with soft carbonation. My lord is this ever elegant, just a perfect sipper with none of the brassy, roasty palate-killer characters of a balls-out imperial stout. I think this may be the best wine barrel imperial stout I’ve ever had.
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at sanctuary. Fairly straightforward beer. Solid, smooth imperial stout with a heavy wine presence. Thin mouthfeel which actually works with the wine background. A bit oily and tart and fruity. the wine defines this beer. the stout is just there to provide something to play off of. However, the above is very well masked. solid, but a bit uninspiring.