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RATINGS: 199   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours black with a big, tan head that dissipates slowly. Had aromas of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasty all the way down, dark chocolate aftertaste. Bigger bodied beer with a thick, oily palate. I didn’t detect any oak or grape juice additions.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4419) - 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 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"I really dug this, even though it was technically a month past it’s 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 (1594) - Göteborg, 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 (1683) - 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 (143) - 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 (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
From Beer Temple. The oak isn’t as prominent as I would have thought, the malbec, give it an interesting tartness at the end. Weird or great, I’m 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 (645) - 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 (4671) - 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 (3037) - 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 (2105) - 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.


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