martjoobolut (4814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is red wine, oak, sweetness, raisins. Flavor is sweet, a lot of wood, red wine, malt, raisins, blackcurrant, caramel. Finish is bitter with some alcohol. Overall: very good. FatPhil (16631) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
250ml bottle - thanks martjoobolutsuurjuust (3603) - ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Very winey aroma, some flemish brune woody aspects, including a hint of sourness and sweatiness. Was over-keen to come out of the bottle, so probably something wild’s going on in there. Later aroma is sweet, some toffee. Nice roast in the mouth, toasty. Relatively light palate, but that’s because the carbonation is quite high. Burntness carries through to the finish too. Some winey warmth after swallowing, and a pleasant bitter bite too. A real mixed bag, it has some nice positives, but I think the wild aspects are taking it in the wrong direction. That, and I’m no fan of wine bottles.
Dark brown beer, small beige head. Nose is red wine and dark fruits, tartness and some acidity, red berries. Flavor is dryer and less sweet than the nose, plums, funky notes, toasty malt. Finishes with more toasty malt, caramel notes, red wine and tart notes, pretty dry. Woody and dry palate. Very nice! Fin (10698) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle picked up at The Beer Tree, Amsterdam. We consumed this in our Captains Suite, Central Stena Britannica, Friday 9th October 2015. It seemed apt to have this beer aged at sea on a boat. Almost black in colour with a creamy beige head. A slight sour and funky nose, but this is fruity and boozy. Thick and rich in the mouth and softer than expected, really, really fruity. This is a beast of a beer. The red wine cask has really left it’s mark, this is woody, fruity but also really full bodied big, big beer. It’s lovely. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1 msbernac (2761) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Aroma-dark fruits, raisin, caramel, coffee,
Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam,
Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
JefVerstraete (3510) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from Geers. Dark brown colour, creamy beige foam. Gusher! Nose of caramel, red wine, raisins and sugar. Vinous, some notes of balsamico. Bitter hoppy finish. Nice but too pricy. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Darkish brown with a decent light chocolate head. Aroma is plums, dates, prunes, figs, red wine, oak. Full bodied, slightly velvety mouthfeel, fruity with a vinous finish and a warming hint of booze. Taste is plums, red wine, oak, chocolate. ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown colour, with an off-white head that is quite large for this style. The aroma is amazing, lots of vanilla, wood, red wine barrels right off the nose. Getting lots of dark fruits, chocolate, this beer is a true sipper and a great beer to nose all night.
The taste is similar to the aroma, a bit sweet with hints of toffee and caramel with the high alcohol very well hidden. The red wine touch makes this a great Belgian Strong Quadruple and a big favourite of mine, highly recommended. Idiosynkrasie (7711) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
250ml bottle. Cloudy, opaque, dark brown colour with red glimmer and huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, beige head; humongous lacings. Vinous aroma, hints of oak, blue grapes, dark berries, a touch of cinnamon, cautious hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet with dry overtones, vinous, slightly fruity, minimally chocolately, notes of blue grapes, dark berries, hints of warming alcohol; full body, some alleviating carbonation. Rich and complex, thereby flattering sweet-ish and relatively "easy" drinkable. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Had this quite a while ago in Delirium Hoppy Loft. Didn’t rate it then, will do now.
Really enjoyed this beer, was very full of taste and lots of wine taste in it. Is it really because of the story, no idea, but did enjoy it a lot in general.