phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tony’s Darts Away. Pours a hazed plum-amber color with a finger of khaki head. The aroma is slightly sour, with a hint of vinegar on top of major vinous notes, oak, sweet malts, and berries. The flavor has sweet and tart grapes but leans sweeter and maltier. I didn’t get any of the peppery notes I got in the regular version. Medium-bodied, with a malty, vinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Neat beer but I prefer the regular one by an edge.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark nut brown color with a plum tinge and a medium sized foamy tan head that left no lacing. The aroma was dry, bitter and vinegary with a cherry undertone. The flavor was dry and bitter and had a woody bite like Canadian whiskey followed by a vinegar presence and notes of cherry and berry. Long bitter vinegar, oak and cherry finish. Medium body. Odd but interesting.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Carrboro Beverage Co. Pours a clear amber. Weak head. Funky red wine nose with Flemish Red character. Woody, salty, light acetic. Taste is oily, buttery, minerally, sweet cherries, paper. Muted tartness. Not bad. Not a full sour like the nose hints at.
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TURDFERGUSON (3742) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at bottle shop. Word. Pours a garnet brown with small sudsy off white head, light to medium carbonation. Nose is akin to a nice Flemish red, lots of vinous notes from the barrel along with some funky cherry, light leather. Barrel continues to show in the flavor, but it’s more muddled and less pronounced than the nose. Candy sugar and dark fruit yeasty sweetness that could be found in the base beer are almost voided out by the barrel character. As a result, the palate is fairly dry. Nice stuff, but this is own I’d rather just smell than drink.
UDBeernut (1254) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at coles. Pours amber ruby color capped by a silky tan head. Head has good retention. Nose of cherries and plum. Taste starts sweet with pit fruit dancing on the palate. A light oak, vanilla, and nut come in mid stream. very light bitterness on the finish. What a complex and tasty beer.
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Taste of Tops. Pours dark mahogany with a thin khaki head. Aroma has loads of dark pit fruits, light bourbon and wood. Taste follows suit. At the temp served it was hard to tell it was bourbon barrelled. Still, it was pretty enjoyable.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Malt and light red wine aroma. Malt and light spice flavor with red wine. Medium bodied. Red wine and malt linger with light spice.
thewinechik (1) - - OCT 17, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is way too much going on in this beer. Seriously read the reviews and claims vinous? NO! Do you even drink wine? So...for starters mildly transparent dark amber body with a very small light beige head that dissipates almost immediately after the pour. The aroma is tart but lacto in caracter, possibly the only vineous thing per se. Caramelish and cofeeish and malty. Strong in alcohol content. A hit to the head if you havent eaten anything. To those that claim band aid flavor...you have been sticking your tongue to glue. A nice dubble, but for me too coffeish. Oh I did not like the carbonation either..maybe I need to try another one.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Birch and Barley. Pours a purpely amber with some swirling, cloudy white head. Great nose, tons of pinot grapes, some light pencil lead, berries, some oak. Flavor is sweet, malty, the candy sugar is lurking, a little less oak than the nose suggests, lots of concord grapes, some dark chocolate. Medium bodied, lightly tart, dry finish. Incredibly balanced.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Large off-white head, clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape/vinouos. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, some vinous, light caramel, faint Brandy in finish. Medium body, low carbonation, easy drinking. Not getting much other than the barrel aging, but at least it’s tasty that way.