fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, bb 2016
Black color with small beige creamy head. Nice aroma, roasted malt, vinous; but also some chemicals, glue, cardboard; very light vanilla. Good body structure; the mouthfeel is lean and quite dry; roasted malt flavor, with a bit too much acidity, wine character, some astringency, tannins, and correct bitterness.
ComradeK (1028) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Slightly sweet, oaky red wine dominates the aroma, with some faint roasty malt playing a minor supporting role. Mild spicy hops up front lead into fruity and slightly tannic red wine. This blends with mild cocoa and coffee in the mid-palate, with an oaky red wine finish. This is far too dominated by the red wine, which is the main feature of both the aroma and the flavour, leaving very little space for the beer itself. Tone down the wine a little and it would probably be quite enjoyable, but as it is it doesn’t grab me.
JulienHuxley (3055) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at bateau de nuit. Opaque black pour with thin whitish head. Aroma os really winey, intense vanilla notes, french oak, very nice. Taste is winey, some chocolate notes, roasted malt, toasty. Palate is dry, of anything slightly tannic. Delicious.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear very dark brown with a beige cap, some retention and lacing. red wine acidity, wood and roasted malts, dry bretts, dark and acidic red fruits, leather, tobacco, pepper, spices, spicy mexican chocolate. moderate carbonation, light body, tannic and very dry bretty slightly rough finish. much enjoyed it!
juanenka (245) - valladolid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Presencia negra con corona beige poco persistente. Aroma a maltas tostadas, tartarico, vino. En boca entra torrefacta y rápido pasa a sequedad de madera y ligera acidez. Final seco y acido
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Very dark brown, pretty murky, with a light brown head that laces sparingly. aroma is distinctly bretty with rich roast and light sour cherries. The palate delivers funky sour edges to a solid lovely stout base. Really tasty. as an aside, I find it interesting that at 8.5% this beer is listed as a stout, whereas the Fort Garry Kona Imperial stout weighs in at a whimpy 6.5% yet is designated "imperial". Not that it matters, but it seems pretty arbitrary.
pintbypint (2603) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, at RBAG 2013 in Medicine Hat. Pours out a dark brown-red. Thin ring of foam in the glass and good looking spotty lacing left behind. Nose has dark caramel, chocolate and some sourness. In the mouth some dark malt/chocolate comes out, red wine, sourness. Cocoa and roast and earth in the finish with some toasty notes, a bit of liquorice. Interesting concept and quite well done.
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium to bigger brown creamy brown foamy head on top of a brownn to black colored beer.
Aromas of brett and roast with a liquorice tint. Very nice.
Flavours of brett, fruit, light roasty, delicious!
Aftertaste is yeasty , dry fruity, light floral, bitter and yeasy.
Low carbo, watery creamy mouthfeel,,medium to fulller bodied and a creamy watery texture.
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT1. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells sourish, dusty, red fruits, roasty. Tastes sour, red fruits, blueberry, roasty, coffee. Full body, soft carbo.
HopRedHead (354) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Pours black with a short white head and 2mm of lingering lacing. Big brett, zest, plum and grape aroma. Taste is big dark fruits, nice sourness and lots of red wine vinous flavours: plum, grapes and black currant. Lingering sourness, light bitterness. Very refreshing for a dark beer.