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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Oak-aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Dark like motor oil. Darkest head I can remember seeing. Thick foamy head. Oak. This is not what beer in a can looks like (I am smiling). Smooth and malty (but not overly sweet). I canít believe this is 8%, I canít taste any alcohol. Somewhere between roasted and burnt. Very impressive. I canít remember having a better stout. i want to give it a 5.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dlihcsnatas (347) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Black with tan head that dies out soon. Aroma is chocolate and burgandy wine. Taste is chocolate, raisons, wine, bitter, dry, not that desirable. While it is OK it is far from the best tasting stout. Then again I am not a hugh fan of wine so maybe that is what is killing this one for me. Glad I got just the one can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4706) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt and dark fruits. Flavor similar, not.much oak, some chocolate. A bit strange.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"I really dug this, even though it was technically a month past itís best by date. Big roasted stout, really nailed the export style well. Robust without being hot or alcoholic or the least bit cloying. Oak and dark grapes come through just a little in the finish and add a layer of compexity. Solid."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1595) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Can from backlog. Black with a light brown head leaving lacing. Aroma: roasted, creamy, chocolate, fruit. Taste: fruity, licorice, soft roast, grape juice, purple grapes, wood. Medium-bodied, smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Had from a can at The Green Eye in Chicago. Pours very dark brown with a mocha head. Aroma is chocolate malted milk. Slight fruitiness. Heavy bodied. Really nice. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (160) - Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
black with about a finger and a half of tan head that dissipates to the edges and leaves good lacing. aroma is roasted malt and ash. Flavor is roast, ash, dark fruit, and some chocolate. mouth feel is a little thin for a stout, with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
From Beer Temple. The oak isnít as prominent as I would have thought, the malbec, give it an interesting tartness at the end. Weird or great, Iím going to give it the benefit of the doubt. Serving: Can

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (720) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Can thanks to Ben, Cheers! Thick black pour, with a thin layer of chocolate head. Aroma is sour grapes, light roast, and tartness, interesting for sure. Taste is not nearly as tart as the aroma would suggest, up front there is some light roast, towards the middle there is some tartness , finishes with a bit of anise, aftertaste is lingering light tartness with roast. Really cool beer, I thought it would be a sour stout from the aroma but not so, there is still plenty of roast and richness, mixed in with the mild tartness from the grapes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tap somewhere in Asheville. Pretty neutral, inoffensive nose. Blueberry and cigarette ash. Moderate caramel. Smoked tea leaf flavor. Roasted malts, wood. Some pear and dark forest fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pretty decent stout. Dark appearance, some strange dark fruit aromas accent the roasted coffee. A bit thin but with some good chocolate aftertaste.


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