gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, oak, berries, vineous, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, coffee, oak, berries, vanilla, red wine, roasted malt. Nice beer. Yorker (2032) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is red wine, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavour is red wine, berries, and some warming alcohol - with a dry and tart finish. yngwie (17173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle, 375ml corked. More or less black, with a small, dense, light tan head. Very vinous aroma, borderline booze-ish. Coffee, roasted malts and molassess too. Full-bodied, warming and smooth on the palate. Very dry-ish, yet there’s lot of sweetness going on. Some woody hints. Lots of berries too. Warming, roasted finish Well, it’s certainly a nice beer, but I think the impact from the wine barrel is too big. 130516 Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle 375ml @ GeokkjerGeokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, vinous, molasses, caramel and licorice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long wood, vinous, chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of port, sweet grapes, roasted malt, grains, some molasses, nuts and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, nuts, some cellar notes, grapes/red wine and wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (14448) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. barrel nuicely present. Long heavy bitter finish. original is even better though. Creamy palate. Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 18, 2013
(Batch 267 BB 2022)EHSRanders (2081) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
Effectively a 2012 vintage. Very IS in appearance with a dark brown hue and orange thin head. Chocolate and oatmeal on the nose; good complexity. Palate is thick and yes wine-like with a port thickness that is exaggerated but very low fizz levels. Dark fruits early but this lightens somewhat to finish with a much lighter tangy note. Note for the faint hearted and I’m sure could be cellared for at least a couple of years.
Bottle. Black colour with small creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is portwine. Sweet vinelike flavor. Worm finish. Oily palate. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
30th January 2012kjorup (24) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Light dry palate. Mild dark malts. Bretty paint from the barrel. A little unsweet dark chocolate. Dark malt. Nice red wine before the dry finish but there is a little too much barrel weirdness here for this to be great.
375 ml corked bottle.
Black, near opaque with a creamy thick espresso head. Fair lacing and some ABV streams.
Nose is rich on red wine, licorice, coffee, soy, roasted malt, oak, dark fruit and a little smoke.
Medium bodied, hardly any carbonation, finishes sharp, dry and bitter with a warming ABV sensation.
Flavor is fruity vinous, tar, soy, licorice, dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, wood, raisins, plums. Almost too complex as all the nuances hits you up front and are hard to distinguish - then fades out.
Although an explosion of flavors dominated by the red wine barrel it is well rounded, soft and appealing. Very nice.