Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown with a thin tan head. Fruity nose with an emphasis on the orange peel. Low carbonation with black tea and dark berry flavors. Soft, freshening mouthfeel with a long finish.
daje (4334) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bir&Fud Bottega, shared july 14th 2012.
Hazy amber body, small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, raisins. Taste is sweet and fruity, chocolate, vanilla, blackberries, smoke, and a very winelike finish without going too far. A very different beer due to the winey notes, but a good one nonetheless
deyholla (11181) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Mike! Pours a dark brown with a creamy brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a strong red grape note with tannins and dark grain backing. Flavor has a combination of dark grains and chocolate with a strong tart grape note.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with a small white head nose is red grapes, wood, vanilla and hay. Taste is sweet. So sweet up front that you would think it is going to run away out of control but the balance improves throughout into and great flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and amazingly creamy. Heavy body and a huge aftertaste.
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jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a syrupy black color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet caramel aroma with dark fruit and grapes. Maybe a hint of orange. Sweet flavor with caramel and dark fruit. Hints of grape, chocolate and brown sugar. Finish is smooth and sweet and similar to the flavor with an added hint of citrus.
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - "Brewed in 2010 with Cannonau Grapes". Pours a very dark, opaque brown with a short beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, grapes, sweet malt, soft grains, and caramel. Taste is big caramel and dark fruit notes with more grape in the background, powdered cocoa, soft grains and candyish notes. Body is medium-full with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more dark fruit, grapes, caramel, sweet malt notes, and grains.
Tmoney99 (14286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex malt, dark grapes and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced grape sweet flavor with a medium to heavy grape sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
jtclockwork (16191) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black. Wonderful full aroma of toffee, caramel, molasses, red grapes, orange peel and barley grains. Taste is the same, but less powerful. Medium body - maybe a little light for the ABV, but still satisfying.
nickd717 (4602) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Reddish-black or dark brown in color without much head to speak of. The aroma is rather vinous with a considerable roast/charcoal presence. Complex for sure, with some dark chocolate. The flavor is like a red wine/porter hybrid, very roasty with bitter chocolate notes. Medium-bodied with a low, wine-like almost, carbonation level. A nice unique beer overall.