MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle. Good vanilla aroma, some alcohol. Very dark brown colour. No head. The flavour starts off a little sweet, then it turns to port, vanilla, citric vinous note. Good alcohol level, but not overpowering. Rather thin mouthfeel. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled. Deep ruby red colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, wood, some caramel and also some mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is caramel, fruits, some wooden notes, mild spices and a certain sourness. Not very much imperial stout left in the flavour in this one. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
Draft @ Max’s. Dark pour with some tan head. Oak, peat, smoke, some chocolate and roasty malt characteristics. Some licorice and etoh notes as well, abv warming isn’t overwhelming. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2010
750mL bottle, March 2009 bottling.. BB Feb 2014. Poured rather clear medium-deep garnet with a tight-bubbled beige head.. left some nice lacing as it descended. The aroma was chock full of redder vinous notes and oak, with toasted nutty and chocolate sweetness behind.. the "several months" in the barrel left a colossal impression, and thankfully the wine was enticing. The flavor found redder fruits, vinous notes, and dry-roasted chocolate at the core.. wine and dry oak laced throughout.. finished with oaky tartness, red wine, and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied, dry, and grainy on the palate with low-ish overall roast (although a touch burnt at times).. the wine (and related barrel character) drove all facets of the drink, and thankfully it was enjoyable.. I’d love to see the same barrels used on a bigger stout, but I’d gladly drink another of these. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, oak, malt, light chocolate, red wine, light dark ripe fruit, roasting, slight fruit, and hints of caramel and alcohol. Poured very dark brown/magenta in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Good lacing. Complex flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, alcohol, oak, light vanilla, roasting, light dark ripe fruit, red wine, berries, light chocolate, light coconut, light caramel, and slight tar. Medium to full body. Slightly thin, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt, light chocolate, light tar, red wine, oak, coconut, vanilla, slight alcohol, and light dark ripe fruit finish is dry. 10.5%ABV is lightly noticeable in the aroma and flavor, but not hot or overbearing.
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2010
Nothing like a stout really, but I don’t care. Very wine like, with oak and tannins coming through. Mouthfeel is light, but it sort of fits. really drinkable, bottle went down really fast. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Picked this up at West Lakeview in Chicago. Served in a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown with a thin mocha head and a bit of lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. The nose has quite a bit of roasted malt plus some chocolate. A very nice oak presence as well. Also, a bit of cream. The taste improves on this and really adds some complexity. There is a nice roasty background along with some dark chocolate and a backing dark-fruit presence. Medium body with some slight booze. Drinks quite well. Glad I picked this up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2011 BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
75cl bottle, pours black brown with a fine clingy beige head, aroma of wine barrel, coffee, and caramel, rich and smoky body, wood and old wine, light tartness, coffee and treacle, earthy alcohol notes, great complex flavour though very light finish. gnoff (11144) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". Sold by 5 or 10 cl, I had 5. On November 25, 2012.LoFi (1763) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Dark brown to black color, tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Malty, vinous taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle, 10cl, at BAJT porter week 2012.
Murky brown, almost no head.
Nice thick aroma with licorice, a difficult to pinpoint wine character and chocolate.
Taste: licorice, chocolate, vinous, dark and red berries, sweet, light boozy.
Nice, with a heavy barrel influence.