marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a disappearing beige head and a vinous dark malt aroma. There is a winey treacle flavor with a cinnamon and chili finish. This is one weird brew, Very interesting.
todd_aka_rhino (10) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer aged very well. It also had a great aroma and flavor profile. Cinnamon, chiles and the red wine barrels combine for a tremendous taste.
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burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber red color with aromas of grain, spice, some light fruit, wine and some oak. Flat or are the same but dominated by the red wine flavors decent beer but won’t need to have again.
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky amber brown color, moderate head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is barrel dominated with notes of caramel, cookie, spice, cinnamon. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well. Barrel flavor dominates and comes close to overpowering the rest but doesn’t completely override what else is here. Pretty decent but at $40/bottle????????
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, thanks to DanielCoor for sharing. Hazy amber-red color. Thin khaki head, with good retention. Dots of lace. Vinous, tannic, sort of tart nose, some dark fruit. Tart, kind of spicy aroma. Some herbal, indian-style spices. Very interesting, potent aroma. Bigger body. Smooth, soft lighter carbonation and dry finish. Sweet taste, moderate bitter, light warmth in the finish. Toffee. Solid, interesting barrel-aged strong ale. Much more complex and bitter than expected. Clove, and dry wood tannic notes. Glad for the chance to have tried this, exceeded expectations.
adamah (213) - - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oooh! Much better than the normal version. The aroma is like a spicy wine. it looks a reddish mud with some small white head. The taste is slightly sweet throughout, a little tart and has some some very light spice. Cinnamon, jalapenos, minty herbs and wine round out the flavor. The tannic finish on this beer is amazing and totally makes the beer. It’s medium bodied and has a soft mouth feel. Overall quite good and a huge improvement from the astringent normal version.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber with an earthy rustic malt undertone with some red wine oak tones and a wee bit of raisin. The flavor is dry and earthy with some mellow red wine undertones and a touch of earthy oak, smooth and balanced though a bit 2-dimensional. I think the red wine barrel kinda flattens out the complexity of it and makes it a touch simplistic. A bit earthy and rustic, little else.
merc7186 (1651) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Sweet Red Wine, Mild Jalapenos, Mild Cinnamon
T: Cinnamon, Red Wine, Mild Jalapenos
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, pretty solid BA VE 11, much better than the regular version.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz goblet at Lucky Lie LoDo. Hazy dark amber, lacing white head. Nose is a little minty, woody, worm wood, mild nail polish, menthol. Flavor is similar, malty, a little red licorice, menthol, mint toothpaste, grass, herbs. Full, sticky finish.
bytemesis (2413) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky auburn with a large fizzy tan head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is an odd mix of fruit, caramel, chili, wine. Flavor is about the same, vinaceous, a touch of chili, but not really much cinnamon. Light sweet, light astringence, not much bitterness. Medium body, a touch of heat. Interesting beverage.
Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep hazy amber colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, succeeded quickly by red wine and cinnamon scents. Taste is sweet throughout with a dry bitterness to it, a little bit of spice as well. Full body, smooth mouth feel, and softer carbonation. An enjoyable and unique brew overall.