JMerritt (1871) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked and caged bottle. Pours a really deep chocolate brown with a thin, fizzy light brown head. Aroma has some ripened plums intermingled with rich brown sugar, molasses, lightly charred oak and leather leading into moderately alcoholic red wine. Earthy flavor with dusty bakers chocolate, slightly smokey wood, moderate alcohol, and dried pumpernickel bread. Very dry, somewhat acidic finish with decent tannins again brings to mind red wine. Chalky dry mouthfeel. I’m just not feeling it - a little too dry and punctuated with a little bit too much acidity for my taste.
flatmatt (1231) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Chocolatey with red and green grape, a little creamy. Fruity grape and raisin with creamy, light coffee and dark cocoa. A nice blend of flavors.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with off white foam head. Aroma of oak, red wine tannins, with chocolate and roast beneath. Sweet tarty dark fruit start with chocolate and roast after and a dry oak finish. A little too tart for me to love. But very solid. Just don’t think the wine barrel works with a roasty porter. But the sour guys will likely enjoy.
gnoff (8211) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, April 10 2014.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, raisin, malty scent. Sweet, bourbon taste. Vanilla aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
BadAprilia1000 (348) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark ruby red. Aroma is of red wine, tannins, cocoa, coffee, acidity, and citrus. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, cream, tannins, dry red wine, oak, vanilla, sour grapes, acidity. For those of you who are wine buffs, this is a fantastic beer. I work at a winery and craft beer is my true love, but this is a fantastic take combination of both styles. The wine characteristics take over after you get all of the chocolate, creamy espresso coffee, porter notes. Very interesting beer.
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Main thing is- doesn't taste like a Ltic Porter. That reflects on body & overall score. Otherwise pretty good brew.
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jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of red wine, oak, tannins, chocolate, grape and vanilla. Prickly carbonation. Medium body. Dryish finish.
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap smooth Baltic porter with hint of wine.
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troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours black without much head to it. Nose is of red wine, smooth malts and wood. Taste is heavy on the red wine. Fig, plum and wooden notes are prominant as well. Decent balance. Roasty finish. A pretty good beer. Interesting for sure. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
Spab (2723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a dark chestnut brown with modest-sized beige head. Aroma is oak, red wine and some dark malts. Flavour has definite red wine character, fair amount of barrel, chocolate, lightly roasty, caramel and some dark fruit. Below average carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Quite nice.