jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle I brought to last room tasting at RBWG - given to me via trade by Blomster. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee, red wine, oak and vanilla. Medium body. Nice balance. alexsdad06 (10807) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared by blomster. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, tart fruit, tannins. Good stuff. BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared by blomster. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, red wine, oak, dates, cherry, light hops and bitterness. Flavor is dark malt dominant with red wine, oak, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. drsordr (2866) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour sweet malt and mild booze. Taste sweet malt hop front, then mid palate fruit from the wine. Mild roast. Roasty fruity finish. Svesse (8803) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with strong black coffee, liquorice, a touch of tar, oak wood, red wine and a slight red berry acidity. Roasted, malty taste with black coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, oak wood, red fruit and a slight red wine tannin acidity in the finish. Full body, with a smooth and rounded mouthfeel. The wine gives it a slightly sweeter taste than the original. Interesting wine barrel aged version. I prefer the original version, but this was very nice.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
(500ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous, caramel, chocolate, and ash. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, vinous, ash, wood, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Thanks to either blutt59 or bu11zeye for sharing this at my pre-BTBF tasting. Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of grapes and oak with some roasted malt thrown in. The flavor is similar. The chocolate and roasted malt come through up front, but there is some light dark fruit and oak also coming through. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. andrepintado (3663) - Porto, PORTUGAL - AUG 3, 2013
35cl bottle thanks to Papsoe. Very dark color with thin brown head. Carbonation and texture is soft and nice. Bitterness is medium to high. Sweetness is low. Aroma is high coffee, high chocolate, spices, light alcohol. Macegan75 (880) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from Daniel. Thanks. Pours black to very dark brown. nose is dark chocolate and huge vinous notes.first taste is fruity grape lik notes with roasted flavors that take over. finish is just a touch tart.nice beer olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of red wine, fruits, berries and a warm alcoholic feeling. Similar taste with some chocolate, roasted notes, coffee and a boozy finish.