slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft, but this is one of the new 500 ml releases from Stone as well. One of the rare instances where I like the barreled beer less than the original. The reason being most all of the dry blegian yeast/hoppy interplay is completely covered by the vinous, sour, fruity and acidicness of the barrels. Not a bad beer, just a completely different beer that is not as great as the original."
MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, golden yellow with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, red wine, citrus, apricot, tropical fruit and spice.
Taste of cabernet sauvignon, caramel, tropical fruit, orange, oak and yeast.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Poured a golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is mostly barrel notes, red wine, with some light , but incredibly good - with a light hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruit, floral characters. Woody. Enjoyed this one.
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Too much barrel destroyed a good beer. What’s the point of doing this to an IPA? Good beer is gone. Some light citrus with the wine. Tap at Snallygaster.
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by me. Golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, wine. Tastes of red wine, citrus, floral notes, spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Better without the barrel aging.
pras (469) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Snallygaster 2014. Red wine tannins dominated the nose of this one and followed through in the taste. Bone dry. This was a really nice brew.
csaso (1407) - Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - average size foamy head, clear medium copper color, strong red wine aroma and flavor (much more than expected), very mild IPA flavors - the wine flavors really overtake the beer flavors, would be better with a little less time in the wine barrels, needs more beer and less wine flavors
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swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Golden pour with reddish hues. medium bodied. red wine notes along the base beer spicy hops, belgian herbal & fruity yeastiness. Very nice
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Amber pour with a small head. Loads of Belgian yeast on the nose. Red berries, apple cider. Taste is moderately tart. Acidic red wine. Wood character. Strong yeast. Full body, oily.
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very hazy orange with a yellow/beige head. Aroma is rather citrus sour. And oaky. Med body or better. Flavor is fruity, bitingly woody, and a touch sour. Red berry is present, but hard to pin down. Seems more sour stone fruit. Finishes woodily astringent, dry, bitter, sour. Very nice.