Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. An exploding bottle that got over everything to the point I am so pissed off I shouldn’t rate this. Unfortunately, I have no pity.
A: Pitch black body, thin cappuccino head (most burned off in the explosion after all), and lacing.
N: Wine, cocoa, basalmic vinegar, oak, lemon rind.
T: Quite sour. Not metallic but sour like a dark saison.
M: Light body, fizzy carbonation, some alcohol.
O: A beer jealous of 2009 Abyss. Sour and boring. It owes me.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me at Bobby’s tasting. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of red wine, whiskey, oak, roast chocolate, brownie and vanilla. Medium body. Smooth
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Coffee, chocolate aromas. Lactose, chocolate, light coffee, roasted tones.
Steve_0 (3661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Bill. Thanks man! Pour is slightly hazy brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Big coffee, cocoa, nutty, light green peppers, doughy, vanilla, and earthy aroma. Taste is tangy, chocolate, vanilla, bready, light roast, and tangy with a lightly roasty finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty cool.
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, thanks to Bill! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of wine, whiskey, slight grass, hints of oak, sight dark fruit, grain, hints of slight coffee. Taste is a mix of oak, vanilla, grass, bourbon, wine and grape note, hints of toffee, finishing fairly bitter, slightly oaky.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks Bill! >!< GUSHER ! Pours a clear, dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Licorice, dark chocolate, plum, whiskey nose. Slightly twangy, vinous, whiskey flavor. Dark grape, plum, slightly tannic, oaky flavor. Slightly tart. Kind of interesting.
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour, brown head. chocolate covered cherries, red wine notes, tart, dry, tannic, roasty. interesting beer.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I’m a little confused, the bottle is Sole Comp, and has M & M on the label, but the beer says "whiskey and wine barrel aged stout" - so maybe wrong label here?
Bottle 219 of 250
Pours dark brown with a rim of tan foam. Smells of blackberry, oak, chocolate, some booze, some leather and dark juicy malts. Flavor is coffee, some tart plums and blackberry, some cocoa, dark chocolate syrup, some leather and oak. Medium bodied with moderated carb and a little bit too much tannin for my tastes. Nice beer, I’d drink again, somewhere between a sour stout and a stout - almost like it was lightly infected, but I think that was just the barrel coming through real strong.
douglas88 (7797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle drank with Adam at Apex. Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. A big vinous red wine nose with some roast. The flavor is coffee, vanilla, light bourbon, big red wine and barrel. Really tasty. Slightly sour cherries at times.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$30 bottle at apex - Pitch black with a creamy brown head. Nose is very tannic with grape skins. There’s a bit of oak. Sweet and bits of chocolate. Taste of toasty sweet and tartness. There’s like this peach tartness with chocolate and red wine. Really interesting.