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RATINGS: 194   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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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlanRyker (45) - - JAN 31, 2013
If you donít read the can close enough, you can buy a grape stout thinking its just a stout. I donít know why anyone would do this. It pours nearly black with a brown head, darker than most stouts. Smells good. Thin mouthfeel. At the first taste, itís not too bad, but the finishing taste begins to get tarter and tarter, more wine-like.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (1809) - 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 (562) - 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 (4379) - 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 (2814) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2014
Can, cheers Phil! interesting, very dry, burnt, cocoa, bit of vanilla sweetness, get the grapes a bit in the nose, but not so much in the taste. Bit of spice, liquorice maybe, lots of oats. Taste is good and smooth. I like this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12oz can--foreign stout in a can, Iíll bite. Nice pour, tan head burns off to a collar, nice lacing. Aroma is pleasant, strong smell, quite good. Taste is pretty darn good, like a stout + some other stuff, the grape juice isnít quite as evident as I feared it would be, win. Palate is long, long, long, but good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (944) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Good dark pour w/ a tan head that leaves minimal lacing. The aroma good & sweet. The taste has good body & is roasty w/ some sweetness to offset it. Pretty well balanced & a decent brew overall!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
(Can) Black colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, treacle, black rye bread, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Malty, roasted taste with sweet black coffee, black rye bread, soy sauce, dark chocolate, brown sugar and a generous roasted bitterness in the finish. Canít really detect much of the grapes, possibly a touch coming through towards the end. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Complex but still quite well balanced and tasty. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6534) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
On tap @ Radio Maria. Dark walnut brown. Sweet cola-ish nondescript aroma. Roasty palate with a fruity acidity that lends to drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1251) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Had this on tap at the Lake Flying Saucer. Pours a nice black color. Oak, cocoa, and dark fruit on the nose, followed onto the palate. Ends with a bit of roasty malt flavor.


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