Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with GT2 and the surviving Whitney. Brown color, thick tan head. Aroma of port wine, prunes, raisins. Taste is sweet grapes,cherries, dates. Nice.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Willblake. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of red wine, yeast, cocoa, oak, vanilla, black cherries and mild spices. Medium body.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, red wine and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, light red wine and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 @dmac’s willblake is back in NJ tasting-thanks willblake–pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is anise/licorice-dark malt, some vinuous. Taste is vinuous, peat/roasty-dark malt, earthy hops.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Max’s. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is red wine barrel with chocolate, roast and coffee malt, dates and prunes. Flavor is malt dominant with red wine barrel notes, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by maniac at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and wine. The taste is chocolate, wine, herbal notes and a faint bit of heat. Medium bodied. Nice.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, with some lighter red wine. Tastes of chocolate, wood, vanilla, roast, and vinous.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creaMy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong red wine note with backing dark grains and dry roasted malts. Flavor has a good amount of roasted malts with a strong red wine and quite a dry finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thx to Travlr at The Trappist. Pours near black with a medium coffee head. Good lace. Grape jelly nose. Slightly sugary and stinging. Taste is bitter raspberry dark chocolate, mild coffee , stinging raspberry tea. A bit tannic, sweet, but not bad. Sharper alcohol character. Fun to try. Maybe not worth $20+ a bottle.
marcus (9007) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a winey aroma. There is a sourish treacle flavor with a noticeable red wine presence.