Soaring Wings Vineyard Reviews

Soaring Wings Blackbird Stout 3.3
Draft/Fest. A- Coffee, mocha, roasty. A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Coffee, cocoa, roasty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish. O- Not exciting, not disappointing, but pretty solid. Especially considering itís from a winery.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Soaring Wings Captain Vanilla Porter 3.7
Draft/Fest. A- Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, roasty. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Coffee, mocha, cocoa, vanilla, roasty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A winery that does brewery on the side? Surely it canít be good...wrong! This was a solid beer. Tons of flavor and very robust.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Soaring Wings Blackbird Stout 3.2
Sample at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma is roasty with cocoa and raisins. Taste has moderate roast, dry finish. OK.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Soaring Wings Captain Vanilla Porter 3.6
Draft (I think) at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Dark brown color with ruby notes, white head. Aroma of vanilla, roasty coffee. Taste is smooth vanilla, dark fruit, coffee. Decent.
Monday, August 24, 2015

Soaring Wings Imperial Stout 4
750 ml bottle purchased at the Vineyard by Adrien. Aroma is a nice level of roast, hints of coffee and light molasses.

The flavor is the mild molasses with light roast upfront. Light sugar. The finish comes through with a big oak barrel finish. The red wine come through in a mild tone, nice deep tones. Really nice layers of flavor. ABV totally hidden, pretty damn nice.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Soaring Wings Imperial Stout 3.9
Dark brown to black, almost no head. Aroma is really interesting. Lots of red-wine, very oak forward, a bit of charred wood. A lot of chocolate as well. Sweet, lots of residual sugars. chocolatey, oaky, tannic, lots of chocolate, good roast qualities. This is a really good beer. Pretty special. would love to try again.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Soaring Wings Raspberry Wheat 3.6
Golden pour, white head at GNBF. Flavors of wheat, light lemony notes and a good dose of raspberry seeds. Nothing artificial going on here. Clan and refreshing.
Friday, September 27, 2013

Soaring Wings Pegasus Pilsner 2.5
Clear gold pour and a small white head. This isnít a great pils. Stale flavors and watery. Seems like this one could use more body and flavor.
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Soaring Wings Hop Zeppelin Double IPA 3.4
Gold pour, white head. Citrusy flavors start this, then a malty sweetness takes over. Crackers, bread, grass, lemony notes.
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Soaring Wings Blackbird Stout 3.2
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and some dry earthiness in the finish.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Soaring Wings Blackbird Stout 3.7
GABF. Dark brown pour, brown head. Standard stout. Milk chocolate, some light roasted grains, dates, dark brown sugar. Lightly sweet.
Monday, October 29, 2012

Soaring Wings Hop Zeppelin Double IPA 2.3
GABF, 2012. My first Nevada rating. flat with no life to it. gold color. some hop aroma. hops in the flavor also with some sweet malt. no carbonation at all. something went wrong here.
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Soaring Wings Hop Zeppelin Double IPA 3.3
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium white head. A big sweet nose, very malty. Smooth sweet grassy hops, a bit of candy. Not infected as earlier examples were (it seems from the ratings). Not a big standout IIPA though.
Monday, October 15, 2012

Soaring Wings Hop Zeppelin Double IPA 2.3

Date: January 01, 2012
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, butterscotch, citrus hops
Flavor: sweet and buttery flavor, caramel sweetness, fruity hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+ /4

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Soaring Wings Hop Zeppelin Double IPA 2
Appearance: Pours out a clear, rusty-amber body with a small, slim head that no amount of swirling or encouragement can revive.

Smell: Lightly sweet-scented butterscotch candy paired with breakfast time toast topped with a pat (or four) of butter. Small sniff of alcohol. The faintest hint of citrus ever, otherwise the hops seem to be AWOL.

Taste: Buttered bread with butterscotch sweetness and, though not only an IPA but a purported Double IPA, itís seriously vacant in the hop and bitterness department. Peppery alcohol does very little to cut through the heavy diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Good grief. Really lacking in body and character that isnít the unyielding butter-basted diacetyl. Itís early yet, so Soaring Wings could still pull it together, but itís probably not a bad thing that they can just fall back on the wine production.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012