pushkinwow (2850) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
12oz bottle from adnielson. Ruby brown with no head. A cab/sauv aroma is the first things that hits you, then you get more grapes with some cherry mixed in, bit of oak, and hint of vanilla although tartness predominant. Low carbonation, mild sweetness, no hint of alcohol until the end when it really leaves a cab/sauv aftertaste that becomes incredibly dry with lots of vinous notes and a mild cough syrup tinge. Very tasty though. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
murky colors of fall, no head tepid. Nose is chocolate, mint, hints of diacetyl, MSG and acetic. Cheesy mint flavor, light chocolate and tea. Odd mess. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429: Pours a transparent deep mahogany amber with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Has a complex tart vinous oaky nose with some red grapes and light sweetness. Starts with good fullness and light carbonation with a mild sweetness that quickly dries out giving way to vinous red wine and light tartness with some earthy oaky funkiness in the finish. Slightly warming, but otherwise quite drinkable with good complexity. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
355mL thanks to Thorpe429. Pours flat brune. Nose is puppy breath. Taste is mild acid, tannic, bland. More like unsweetened ice tea. Maybe a buttery merlot nose. Small diacetyl. Mild butyric acid. Not sour really.
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Sweet caramel and cherry nose with a fair amount of plastic. Taste is very sweet, lightly sour, cherry juice, bandaid and slightly medicinal.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear brown with no head. Sweet syrupy maple and caramel with toffee. Bland and muddled. Syrupy palate with a sweet finish. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Cleary brown pour with a red tint. Aroma has lots of alcohol and toasted malt. Notes of red wine. Red wine flavor. Some nutty toasted malt. Dry finish. Noticeable oak. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Crystal clear brown-garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous/cabernet, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, light sour/funk, caramel. No carbonation, some stickiness. JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
dark reddish pour, with thin off-white head. Red grape, lots of cab wine, oak, a bit earthy, light vinegar, and some notes of brett funk. Decent, very wine like. brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a deep, dark red color with a small off-white head. Holy crap does this smell sweet. Intense grape aroma and just as much sweet jam kind of smell. Lots of berry type notes to it (blackberry and boysenberry, mostly). The flavor is no different. Intense sugary sweetness with berry jam and overripe grapes dominating. Some red wine, a bit of wood, and minimal tartness to break up the sweetness.