maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate off-white head. The wine really comes through in the taste, making it very smooth and easy to drink. There is a slight bit of sweetness to it, but it’s muted with the aging. I like this one...
Beerman6686 (5054) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker reddish color with a beige head. Aroma was of wood, red wine, dark fruits and yeast. Flavor was much the same but stronger, nice light wild/funk tartness from the barrel on this one. Nice.
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Busters on 28th. Mahogany pour with a creamy ring head. Apples, yeast, and a bit of red wine. Smooth palate. Solid.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a smooth carboardy aroma. pours thin with a red tint and tastes a lot like root beer. has a little tart finish and a lotta good sweet flavor. sorta.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5002-20121208] Tap. Light maple caramel malt aroma. Clear, dark golden amber body with no lasting head. Sweet boozy whiskey barrel caramel malt flavour has a bit of a rough aftertaste. Medium body starts to build up booziness. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-12-08. Dark mahogany brown, headless but looks nice. 3+ Flavour is quite fruity and tangy, fairly vinous after the first sip, light woody accents particularly in the finish, fairly fruit. 7+ Average plus bodied palate is nearly flat, to its detriment. Aroma is similarly vinous, fuity character, light wood notes. 7+ Nice, barrel is fairly dominant, palate is light for the style and needs some carbonation to add a bit of liveliness on the tongue. Okay. On tap at Coles, Buffalo
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ervs Mug. Clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sour with rich malt, tannins, wine notes and mild fruit. Taste is a bit sour and funky with light apple, brown sugar, mild cherry and dark fruits, toffee and mild tannins.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong Ale 2012. Dark amber/copper colored pour with a khaki head. Fruity aroma of pear, plum, dates, and raisins. Slight sourness, some red wine, and a hint of metal. Tastes of wood, straw, and fruit. Slightly sour, some red wine, and bit sweet malt. Some brown sugar, dates, raisins, and plums. Nowhere near as good as the original/regular version.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Cloudy medium brown with a thin white head. Strong red wine and sour fruit aroma. Tastes of caramel, light sour grape and green apple, and vanilla, citrus, and wine barrel flavors to the finish. Silky bright palate.
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy dark burgundy mahoganyish with a loose and thin tan head. Big tart vinous nose, blackberries and stone fruit. Creamy medium body with a little too little carb. Blackberries, caramel, light cream, and honey on the mid palate. Long vinous blackberry finish. Nice stuff.