Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Thorpe429, thank you sir! Dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of candied chocolate covered raisins. Taste is slightly sour coffee grounds. OK. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dobby - shared at a tasting at my house. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste is complex hybrid of vinous notes, red currants, roasted chocolate, wood, cocoa, vanilla and splintered oak. Medium body. Well balanced. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
A: The pour is dark brown in color with a small, light tan head.
S: Smells like what you would expect. There is quite a bit of roasted malt aroma to it and some dark chocolate and cocoa powder. The red wine is quite strong with lots of red fruits and oak notes.
T: There’s a nice bit of vanilla to the flavor along with the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Lots of red wine flavor to the beer giving plenty of red berries, grapes, and oak.
M: Medium in body with a somewhat low carbonation.
O: Better than I had expected, if you don’t mind back-handed compliments. Pretty good, certainly better than Open Container. bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours purpley-black with a transient tan smear. Aroma is strong, plummy dark fruit, with some hints of vinosity. Also a touch of burnt rubber. A pleasure to smell. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is voerripe dark fruit, med dark pitted fruit, a little treacle, some touch of vinosity, and woody astringency. Wood’s not super strong, but noticeable. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks MrChopin. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, bittersweet chocolate, some vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, some bittersweet chocolate.
BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by GT2 . Pours black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, toast and caramel malt, floral hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, ligjt esters and a dry finish. Medium body warmth and carbonation. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of wood, vinous, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of vinous, wood, caramel, chocolate, raisins, caramel, and earth with a dry finish. j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Slight funk on the nose, deep roast, wine notes and barrel. Nice and spicy. Medium bodied, nice light funkiness, crisp and clean, spicy. Long roast with a touch of sweetness and wood notes. Very nice, quite interesting. Sort of a slightly sour Baltic porter. Love this. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
22oz bottle @Chris’ for Tampa Wkly Gathering-tan ring-mahogany. A-med malt, sour/acetic. T-med malt, med fruit-sour/acetic/vinuous. deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Sampled from the tap at 2011 FOBAB. Poured black with a dark brown bubbly head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a good amount of oak, with roasted malt, bitter chocolate and coffee. Flavor had notes of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts and dark grains with a bit of a dry finish that had notes of oak.