thewolf (12932) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2015 kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch# 2 Finally got around to rating this! Very dark, almost opaque, and has a lasting light beige head. The aroma is roasty, woody, and has a brett like sourness. A bit phenolic (from smoke, plasticky) and barnyardy, but just a touch; Not overpowering. Some toasty malt and brown sugary notes as well as vanilla and caramel; Some chocolate notes as it warms. The wine barrel to me is not evident up front. At least not a wine barrel characteristic. Flavor is a bit bretty with some tartness from both the barrel and dark grain acidity. Roasty flavors take a back seat and are a bit overpowered by tartness from the barrel. Finish is dry and slightly acidic. Some toasty notes. Lighter body, medium carbonation, dry m/f from carbonation, dark grains, and barrel aging. Not really my cup of "tea." I was hoping for more barrel character from wine rather than from bugs. If you like tart beers and what barrel aging can offer with said styles, this one may be for you! I can appreciate it for what it is, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan.
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium, frothy, fizzy off-white head. Aroma has lots of red wine, tannins, vanilla, chocolate, cherries. Highish carbonation, fine dry and kinda light mouthfeel. Flavour has initial malty sweetness, chocolate, roasted, lots of red wine, vanilla. Kinda short finish. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, rauchiness, black currant, grapey fruit. Tastes roasty dark malty, with notes f red wine grapes, cacao, blackberry, and a smooth finish. Solid. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle in Chicago with TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours a dark brown appearance with a spritzy, big brown head. Big red vinous, very funky, grape, light plum, tangy, very intriguing aroma. Somewhat roasty, mild peaty smoky, dry vinous, light berry, funky, complex, fun flavor. Enjoyed this better than the rum version. vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle shared with timfoolery. Smoky porter with notes of white wine and soy. Good beer. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from a trade for three of the variations. Aroma is clearly smoky porter and some wine barrel. Wine comes out more in the flavor and quite literally resembles smoked fish from a can. Well done, but odd beer.
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SudsMcDuff (8538) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
bottle as shown .. . deep brown .. . big foamy head, lacing was impressive .. . mouth was a touch airy .. . mild smoke, oak barrel, grape seed, and tannins .. . an interesting meld of flavours, i kinda liked it .. . .
If I eat myself will I get twice as big or disappear completely? cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle shared at a local tasting, thanks Levi! Pours a dark brown head with a light brown head, the aroma has quite a bit of smoked malt with a touch of chocolate, the flavor is really sweet with a little bit of smoke in the finish, it mixes well together though, kind of different but I really enjoyed this, couldn’t finish an entire bottle myself, but not bad. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Batch 2 bottle from puddintane. Word G. Pours dark amber. Lots of smoke and roast. Slight oak and warming red wine. Still in great shape. brystmar (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2010 with the carbonation warning sticker. Gushes like a motherfucker, eventually allowing the fury inside to be poured.
Black body sports a smokey, funky aroma. This is basically a sour porter: yeast imparts tartness to push against the roasted malts. Unique and quite tasty. Thanks Denise! johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Batch 2 thanks Mcallister.
Good thing I was near the sink when I opened this. Huge rush of foam from a self pouring bottle, I filled my glass and then the bottle she kept on giving. The color is a porter all right, but the rest is lambic like. Smells of tart fruit and a bit of funk. The flavor is very funky and tart. The Porter is gone and I can’t even say I like the lambic that it left behind. Another casualty from my cellar.