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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Oak-aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Tap. Pours opaque black, small creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, red wine. Flavor is similar, perhaps a hint of oak, but not much, light sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
This brew pours jet black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of roast coffee, charred malt, and chocolate. The finish is mocha and burnt malt. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (131) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
Nice body. Dark roasted coffee bean, cacao, earth, wood. Hints of Malbec. Bit of the dark fruit and some plum. Balanced earthy hops on the finish. Medium/ long finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Looks like a stout. Aroma of loam, wood, chocolate and a bit of fruit. Grape/wine notes are stronger in the taste but still quite light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Can. Clear reddish dark brown with a tan head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light fruit and dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, light coffee, and some fruit. Medium bodied, smooth with a slighty dry, roasty end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit (notably grape), and chocolate; Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: 2 fingers of brownish red head, dark brown color. AromaL oak, wine, coffee, chocolate. Palate: average carbonation, full body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet red wine to malty sweetness. Overall, top five beers of the festival for me. Unique and memorable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty sweet grains. The flavor is roasted malt and chocolate with the grape slightly perceptable in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (181) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at wine 101 in wake forest. Not as sweet as I thought it would be and I was happy about that. Overall a great stout that does not overpower your tastebuds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
poured a very dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma of leather, meat, roasted malt, caramel, wood, with a lot of grape/fruit in the finish. Not sure what the grape addition and wood aging added, but the final product was solid. Fairly roasted and leathery up front, gives way to a more vinous note, slightly sugary finish. A solid beer.

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