Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Portale Birra, served in a snifter glass. Dark brown, but looks pitch black in the glass, with a nice, frothy and persistent beige head. Very good lacing. On the nose blackberries, dark fruits under spirits, red wine qualities (wood, oak, light brett, leather) and just a hint of roasted malts. Same impressions in the mouth, but more amplified: moderately sour, lots of tannins, astringent and slightly puckery. Couldn’t really tell this was a stout before the barrel treatment, as there are virtually no roasted/coffee/chocolate components anymore. Average carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Nice, but I wish there was more balance.
berntholer (1565) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
slight beige head disappears without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is metallic, anise and leather. taste is bitter, wry, taninens, sour. medium body and carbonation. couldn’t put myself through finishing this, quite awful, zero balance. bottle 50 cl / bbf 2016
angel77 (2414) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 50 cl en llamas, del rincón de la cerveza. mayo de 2013. buena cerveza con sabores tostados y algo quemados además de cierto toque dulce. cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol que se notan bastante bien. Sabores ligeramente a madera y licor de vino de los barriles. Mejor que la gypsy juice por el toque de barril. Para repetir sin problemas.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from my man Countbeer. Pours muddy black/brown with frothy tan head. Aroma is vinegar, dark red wine, some cherry. Taste is big, sour punch in the mouth. Lots of tartness. I wanted more balance but this definitely leans towards a ’sour’ rather than a ’stout’. Perhaps I am just not familiar enough with the genre. Points for the wine influence - I liked the deep flavors imbued from the barrel aging.
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50cl). Black colour. Inch-thick beige head, settles as a thick ring, some lacing. Fruity and mildly sour aroma with malt and soy sauce. Medium body, soft/flat carbonation, wine-like mouthfeel. Taste is like a mixture of red wine, stout and sour ale, somewhat weird, but also reasonably well-balanced (leaning towards the acidic). Long aftertaste of malt and red wine vinegar.
Inbreak (4516) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 10.01.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of funky sweet fruity, mild brett, red wine, grass, red berries, dark malts, sorrel, oak, hints of paint. Taste is kind of grassy, berry skin, grass, red wine, sorrel, mild brett, dark malts, oak. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, grapes, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, malt, caramel, and fruits, leading to a tart finish.
Johnsense (1350) - - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Final bottle of christmas eve bottle share. Pitch black pour, little head. Red wine and roastd malt aroma. Taste of black coffee, oak, pinot noir, grains. Dry finish and medium body. Decent enough
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
november; red wine and malty aromaa,brown, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, red wine and malty finish.
markextrae (3802) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared bottle. poued a black colour with a small tan head. brett, tart, cherries and other red fruits. sour grapes, red wine, not the best mikkeller i’ve had but still a good brew if you like slight sour stouts