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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 (12508) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (702) - 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 (6733) - 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 (7373) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McNeillR (1645) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2890) - 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 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black.with a thin tan head. Aromas of redcurrants, wood, chocolate. Taste is very fruity, strawberry. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andriesradu (567) - ROMANIA - MAY 13, 2015
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5403) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Medium mouth with strong grape, vinous, oak, very good.


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