womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Nice wine aroma, some apple cider notes, citrus hops, and excellent pear and peach fruit notes. Mildly tart, too. Seems to have sort of an unintentional sour flavor to it, but it works nicely. Apple cider, pear, and peach fruit notes, nice citrus, and some floral hops. Good red wine notes, mild wood, and a light sweetness.
hapjydeuce (888) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Aroma is grassy, herbal, with a pleasant red wine sourness/ acidity. Not sure if its the hops or the Belgian yeast thats conflicting with the acetic wine character. Noticeable amount of oak wood mixed in the flavor too. Maybe its just me being used to red wine flavors in sour ales. Not bad, just meh.
peteinSD (957) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Stone O’Side. Golden, slightly hazy pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is pleasant, vinuous grapes with light , dry malt and hop bitterness. Taste is lingering red wine with light grape tart, minimal yeast/clove, pepper, and a nice balance of sweet malt and piney hop bitterness into the finish. Clean, smooth mouthfeel. The red wine influence is much stronger in this beer than other red wine treatments I’ve had from Stone and it is very well done.
dukeredhair (234) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man is this a big improvement over the original. The use of red wine barrels lends a tartness that overcomes the originals cloying sweetness. Aroma is currants raspberries and a hint of blackberry with belgian esters, clove. taste is tart and sip-able. palate is tart and drying. By the time I was about to order my second the keg was tapped. REALLY good.
toxichop (163) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Light golden/amber with a white head. S: Floral hops, wood, red wine, and belgian yeast. T: Hoppy (citrus) with belgian yeast, fruits, hints of red wine, some cherries and rasberries, candy and oak. M: light with a hint of carbonation and a bit creamy. O: very enjoyable and possibly the complex belgian ipa i have ever had.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a clear amber gold with a thin white head. Leon and wood, soft tartness. Medium bodied, spicy yeast, toast, wood. Gently vinous, toast, spicy and peppery, toast and wood. Nice earthy bitterness on the finish.
JohnnyJ (3530) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stone Bistro. Clear golden light amber pour, with an off white head. Sweet malt, Belgian yeast which gives some fruitiness, vinous, merlot, oak character, and citrusy hops. Pretty sweet, but I thought it work pretty well with the wine barrels. Enjoyable.