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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3774) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Tap at stags head. Deep dark pour small head. Nose is chocolate, wine barrel and roasted malt. Tastes of dark choclate, coffee ground, roasted malt, red wine residue, some plum. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (13257) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Half liter bottle from State Line. Dark brown, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, leather, tobacco, coffee, hints of red wine. The taste is roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, leather, red wine in the finish. Full bodied, creamy, booze completely hidden. Smuttlabs should just stick to imperial stouts because damn they do them well!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (3080) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Somebody stole the head. Roasted coffee base with grape, plum and tannin notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6849) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle purchased at 7Eleven, Kittery. Pitch black color, thin, fast dying head. Aroma is plenty of red grape and plum notes. Mild oak.

Flavor shows the red wine barrel but it never overwhelms my palate. Red grape is deep with light oak tannins that compliment the base stout. The body is mostly full with just a touch of alcohol after the sip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle said this is the red wine barrel-aged version...assuming this is it. Pours a thick, inky black with a small but dense cinnamon head. Aroma: milk chocolate, toasty oak, vanilla, grape skins, leather. Almost port-like. Flavor shows more dark fruit character, leading with rich grape and raisin notes before mid-palate oak tones and a boozy, steak char finish. Alcohol is large but well incorporated into the flavor. Tangy dark fruits are just slightly more pronounced than Id like, but this is still well-made.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Draft at Churchkey courtesy of Andrew, thanks! Nice cocoa powder and coffee grounds aroma. Taste is rich cocoa and coffee. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7694) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4 oz pour at Churchkey. Poured a nearly black color with a light tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, light dark chocolate. Flavor was dark chocolates, bitter malts, light yeast. Pretty tasty. Lots of hidden alcohol in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2015 4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light rye spice, licorice. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8352) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Good roast and milk chocolate. Black pour with good head and mocha lacing. Thick creamy consistency. Bittersweet finish. Tap.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer! Great aroma of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, molasses, anise, and nutty bread. Tastes more like sweetened coffee with caramel, very light anise and some chocolate. Medium body. Very good but I had higher expectations once I smelled it.


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