SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a tan head.
Aroma of roast malt caramel, wine maybe some smoke.
The start is that of a rich smooth dark beer then the wine comes along to finish.
Sort of s strange one, but I think they have pulled this off actually. Just hard to compare it to anything else offhand.
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, caged/corked. There’s a definite wine aroma on this ... funky and wild, too. This drinks with a musty bite, not at all like a porter as listed ... more like a Flemish sour, rich with a caramel malty base, and a big time woody, wild finish. (#5306, 11/1/2013)
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours dark black brown with 1 finger head. Nose is roasty bitter coffee, boozy notes, musty wine. Mouthfeel is sharp, slick, medium body. Taste is bitter coffee, wine, earthy oak notes, smoky notes. The wine is a powerful presence. Finish is chocolate and subtle woody notes, sweet fruity notes and a lasting bitterness. Pretty good, but the wine presence overpowers. (From 10/30 notes)
Cybercat (4741) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the growler an opaque dark chocolate brown with a decent tan head. Rich aroma has notes of roast malt, coffee, caramel, licorice, and semi-sweet chocolate. Lip-smacking flavor delivers all that the aroma promises - plus an undertone of wine-soaked wood that gives the flavor a delightful but not overpowering kick. Texture is firm and smooth, though a bit lacking in the tingle department. Who needs Blue Thunder when you have Red Thunder?
DialSquare (4062) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 On tap at Fermentation Lounge. Only have a sparse note: Cocoa. roasty. little sour vibe. Creamy. Wine. Oak. Very nice.
smith4498 (3455) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, wood and a hint of red wine. Dark fruit and red wine flavors with wood, roasted malt and chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation. I really enjoyed this one.
EvanFriend (466) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this. Kind of a chocolate milk Baltic porter flavor that fades into oak and a barely noticeable hint of red wine. Smooth and creamy.
cheap (5113) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap at the mad mad mex in robinson. sweet smell like volatile perfume. taste bud impressions are commencing quite strong. Brown. very little co2. some vanilla, did I say this was Baltic strong? wew, these balto style beers are always rough around the edges. this doestic really wants to move back to the Baltic states
akoeninger (610) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, thin head. Smells like a big porter, with some hints of red fruit. Tastes is roasted and deep, with a unique tarty dryness. The fruity flavor is nicely complex. This beer finishes with a roasty dryness. Interesting and not bad, probably not a beer that I would several of in a row.
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Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours almost black with thin tan brief head. Odd aroma of rotted prunes, oak, red wine. Taste nice blend of strong porter, mats and chocolate with oak and red wine. Finish mainly a continuation of the taste with mild oak. Full palate.
Pretty good, the aroma brought down the score a bit.