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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 (12286) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
procraste (88) - FRANCE - APR 24, 2015
Mousse invraisemblable qui finit pas s’apaiser un peu, mais garde une bonne tenue. Nez sur le fruit et l’acidité ... Bouche presque désagréable. Une attaque genre gueuze qui s’apaise en deuxième temps sur du caramel "à la stout" .... Franchement, je sais pas vraiment au final, si j’aime ça ... Reste au final, une belle complexité d’arôme en 3ème plan. Des arômes de bonbons acidulés aussi .... peut-être un peu "M’as-tu-vu" ? On est pas dans la simplicité élégante en tout cas. Plus sage en se réchauffant dans le verre. Mais toujours trop d’acidité pour moi.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (93) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2015
6 oz room temp pour into sniffer glass from 12 oz bottle. Back and opaque. One-finger, tan head that lasted ten minutes. Smells like cocoa nibs, red wine, and oak. Mouthfeel is between thin and creamy. Taste is wine tanins, red wine, bitter, a little chocolate, oatmeal, maybe a hint of vanilla. Lots of bitter wine taste to this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (7890) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. 10%. Courtesy of olio. Thanks! Black colour with a small tan head. Chocolate, cookies, mild sweetness, red berries and bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is red wine, mild sourness, mild alcohol and red berries. Truly enjoyable brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7082) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Nice dark berry notes on the nose, roasted malts, wood, some more berries. Loads of berries on the flavor too, dark malts, some subtle wooden notes with cocoa and faint oats, some subtle coffee on the background. Very different, yet balanced and tasty IS.
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
355 ml bottle. Thanks olio. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a beige head. Aroma of red berries, dark chocolate, Flavour of roastiness, red berries, tart wooden notes, chocolate, some vanilla and grass. Full bodied and almost creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vinous notes, light vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavorsof roated malt, dark chocolate, vinous notes, light vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolatey vinous finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3667) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2015
Dark beer with a foamy brown head. Big dried fruit and red wine tannin nose. Th taste has quite a bit of tart berry, red wine and wet wood in it. Also molasses, chocolate covered cherries and a bit of licorice. Long tart finish. This is interesting but not my favorite variant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Fonefan 241014. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is wood, red wine, coffee. Flavour is wood, sourness, red wine, coffee, cocos, cocoa, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atatum1234 (14) - Rogers, USA - APR 7, 2015
Gorgeous black pour with a beige. Woody, yet sweet smell. Strong cherry and grape flavors. Super tart with a dry lingering finish. Intriguingly tangy and strangely forgiving for the heavy alcohol. No strong boozy flavor or burning to note. Just one uniquely out there imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
12oz bottle from CPK, London. It pours a completely dark brown color with a large brown head. Very well carbonated, needs a few swirls in the glass. Aroma is intensely sweet-sour with notes of red wine barrel, tart cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, custard and light vinegar. Taste is similarly very bold but quite balanced between the chocolate vanilla dessert wine sweet notes and the funky wine barrel vinegar tangy notes. Full bodied with very high carbonation. Overall, tasty but a sipper.


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