HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really sweet red wine character and an unpleasant tannic quality make this this a beer I never want to revisit. The style just doesn’t work well with these barrels. Ebf 2014.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3 finger dense creamy off white head. I almost thought this was infected but honestly I think it’s just the wine barrel. lots of tannins and grapes. Thin mouthfeel. The taste is not really great. Some spice and herbs, for sure red wine present. Decent and another I’d like to try fresh
thornecb (5361) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright mahogany into a stang. Tan micro head recedes leaving sheets. Sweet and sour grape aromas. Sharp with oak and grape skin front to back. Lasting bitter root finish.
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy vibrant amber with a filmy right get off white head. Creamy vinious nose, fuzzy. Initial taste is brusque vinious, light roasted cream cheese and a decent tang throughout. Neat push of carbonation and a little cooling. Faint tang on the linger and warming red berries on the linger.
Bottle, Poncey Southerner Tasting, Cheers Leighton
Leighton (17737) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craig’s - picked up at Julio’s. Pours unclear golden golden-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is quite funky, with tangy berries, leather, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor with further tart, leathery berries, cherry, earth, wood. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Tangy berry finish, a little jammy, with alight alcohol, moist wood, slight bread. Quite novel. Gets better as I drink it.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home .. dark brown .. thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast .. dark malts ... light bitter chocolate ... soft toffee chocolate ... soft hop ... juicy orange .. soft herbal fruit s... soft roast .. ligth red wine linger
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruit. Taste of chocolate, tangy fruits. Very tangy
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy red brown with a thin head. Aromas of red wine, dark sugar. Taste is more wine, Cola, spice. Finishes dry.
Stuu666 (9760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is fruity, taste is fizzy, oaky, grapes, wine.
Reynolds314 (3252) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Might want to keep these smuttlabs beers in the lab a bit longer for testing. This is just a really sweet dubbel? i guess with grapey wine notes. Doesnt have that charming dubbel maltiness that I look for in the baby brothers of the belgian beer world.
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
drain pour, gross, overly sweet and just muddled in disjointed trashy flavors. bleh.