fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Draught at Steel Toad, Vancouverharrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Black color. Nice aroma of barrel, and red wine. Smooth mouthfeel, loaded roasted malt body, spices, funkiness, and the red wine integrates and complements, earthy in a positive way.
Very good, intense.
Bottle massive thanks to MartinT. Black beer massive tan head. Some pinot noir aroma, red wine barrel. Lots of roasty dark malts. Somewhere between an imperial stout and a Belgian quad. Quite a hoppy finish. A bit over carbonated due to the Belgian yeast. A few esters. Good chocolate though. Some plum, some dark cherry. Quite tasty. A bit of tar. Tasty though. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
On tap at the Dieu du Ciel 14th anniversary party, pours black with a big foamy tan head. Aroma of burnt dark fruits, some red wine notes and slight char. Flavour is very complex, with complex red wine notes and some burnt dark fruits. The barrels make this exquisitely complex – waaay better than the regular Isseki Nicho. Excellent stuff. Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Dark brown. Thin head. Deep fruity nose...vinous, woody, okinawan sugar, hint of toastiness, rasins. Sweet fruity, rasins, balanced with vinous, port, balanced. Really nice. Benzai (16520) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle [from trade with "Youri" -sorry dude, your last name in French, just too hard for me to look up at the end of the tasting- @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, heavy alcohol initially, a hint of wood and vanilla and a touch of ash in the distance. After a while the pinot noire really comes through. Taste malts, clearly pinot noir (or at least red wine) in there and a slight touch of alcohol with some dark fruits. Lovely. One of the best, if not the best red wine barrel aged beers I’ve ever had. Actually, this is the best red wine BA I’ve ever had. Superb!
Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle - Vinous notes, dark fruit and some booze. Jet brown with a small beige head. Nice vinous dark notes, dark malts, bitterness and a long finish. Very vinous, some chocolate and a long finish. Glad it’s a small bottle. Stuu666 (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at beaverfest. Pours black, nose is smoky, plum, roasted, chocolate, taste is similar, juicy, funky. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
A dark borwn ale with an inexistent head. In aroma, a muskey and woody aroma, soy sauce, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth and woody chocolate malt with woody oaken barrel, quite good and enticing. On tap at DDC 12th Anniversary, Sept. 11 2010. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Sweet and fruity, warm wood and grapes. Chocolate, roast, light wood and musk. Roast and cocoa. Medium bodied, sweet wood and grapes. Long musk, chocolate and bitterness on the finish. Sammy (12588) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Beer of the day, thanks Liam. Thick pour, like an Imperial pouter. Aroma of pepper. chocolate, coffee, roast. hoppy, drinkable. Lace sheet.