drsordr (1323) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft opaque black with brown hue. Nose light roast and faint fruit. Taste vague floral minimal roast. Light mouth feel. Very light thin finish.
jayzz (441) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate coffee aroma and dark brown color. Has a large frothy head. Sweet coffee chocolate flavor.
erickok (3967) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black bodied, dense tan head. Very fruity, raspberry, creamy, buttermilk, roasted malts. Sticky sweetness, not very balanced. Not really for me, to be honest. Itís too sweet Iím afraid. Doesnít need the alcohol either. (On tap at Easy Tiger)
BelgianBeerGal (3280) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Wigwam. Interesting stout overall. Tough to fit into a category for me.... must be a foreign stout thing. I think the grapes add a little of flavor and hint of sweetness/mustiness. Nice.
_angst_ (3214) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.
Hazy black, rather small creamy dark mocha head, slow diss, small trace.
Malty, fruity, roasted malts, dark choc, moist soil, dark grapes, hay, black pepper, caramel, toffee,
Tiny sweet, bitter, tiny fruity, roasted malts, coffee, bitter choc, burnt wood, minerals, raisins, hay, moist soil, burnt caramel, prunes
round, soft, roasted astringent, medium.
Bitter, roasted malts, roisins, prunes, soil, minerals, burnt wood, caramel, coffee, bitter choc,
highibus (743) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with cocoa head. no real aroma. flavor is light oak with a tang from the malbec kaybe? strange finish. not my fav
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Happy Stout Day! 8% The Hibernal Vinifera Stout is oak-aged & brewed with Malbec grape juice. This should be interesting... A dark reddish black with a thick brown head of foam. The aroma is chocolate, roastiness & a hint of grape. Nice smooth full mouthfeel, velvety chocolate with just a touch of sweet grape juice in the finish. Solid.
deyholla (7359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of raisin, dark fruits, dark chocolate and underlying roasted malts. Flavor has lots of dark grains and chocolate with backing roast, dark fruits and raisin. A touch thin in the finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from 287 discount liquors. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Not much on the nose. I get some roasted malt with maybe a soupÁon of grape. Itís all a bit muddled really. Finishes clean. Itís drinkable but itís not something Iíd order again.
Roonai (282) - - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by deyholla- thanks! Pours pitch black w a think brown head that dissipates to the edge. Nose is loads of malt, molasses, chocolate, booze. Taste is complex and full but balanced- tasty!