fiery1 (1753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
375ml bottle purchased from the brewery. Pours a hazy dark copper colour with small off white head lasting head. Nose is fragrant cherry skins and oak. Flavour is similar to a port wine, some tobacco, cherry skins. It is medium bodied with a semi dry finish. Delicious and smooth. djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong cherry skin, oak, spice. Medium body, strong port wine, tobacco, cherry skin, light dry finish, very good. czar (9503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2017
bottle shared mixmastermcee, thanks matt. pours hazy copper-red with a small off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. caramelized berry maltiness, lots of minty sweet cherries, lightly tannic port barrels, woody and winey but never buttery and/or overwhelming, belgian spices, some sweetness - fruit pur?e (with chunks of cherry skin in fact). bright carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet, warming woody-spicy finish. very solid fruit lightly tart high-gravity belgian ale. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017
Small gusher upon opening. Pours a hazy red with a small offwhite head that leaves very good lacing. Taste is nicely vinous and not too weet. Dark chocolate, cherries, vanilla. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. A very enjoyable vinous strong ale. tom10101 (6280) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle (500 ml) at home, split 2-ways. Thanks to kcherney for this one! Hazy plum color with a medium off-white head, moderate retention, leaving good lacing. Aroma features a nice mix between bold fruity notes and light earthy notes from the port barrels and belgian yeast spiciness as well as cherries and oak. Taste is gently tart with red wine/port wine, cherries aplenty, a good malt backbone, earthy notes, oak spiciness and a touch of alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit vinous and oaky mouthfeel. Fruity finish. Light alcohol warmth at the end of the sip. The alcohol is really well integrated in this one. It’s complex but it also has a fresh character from the fruits and the drinkability is quite high for the abv. The base beer, the barrel-aging and the cherries fits harmoniously together. Another good beer from Four Winds!
fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver Crit (4065) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2017
Cloudy amber color with creamy head. Sour aroma, mild vinegar. Smooth mouthfeel, moderately sweet, with balsamic vinegar notes, light fruit, and very light cheesy yeast and astringency in the end.
Murky red/brown,beige head.Boozy vinous nose. Softly carbonated, woody, tart vinous palate, with light cherry tones.Lightly boozy/bitter finish.. Not a fan !! GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2017
Hazy rosy light brown with a minimal head. Aroma is funk, sour plum, black currant, hint of red wine. Medium bodied, still, lightly tart and funky on the palate with a lightly dry finish that has a hint of booze. Taste is plum, funk, strange berries.
Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
Dull amber mud, with no head. Vinous, bretty aroma. Soft acidity, rounded port sweetness, touch of brett. Retaining some malt sweetness right now, I’d actually like to revisit this one in the summer. As it warms the port vinous character and alcohol kind of blast through. mcberko (19177) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a murky dark orangey brown with almost no head. Aroma brings out lots of the port upfront, along with earthy notes and a yeast soup. Flavour is more complex than the nose suggests, being quite wild tasting, with a lovely port quality upfront, followed by some earthy notes. Very unusual for Four Winds. It’s an ugly looker, but quite tasty, despite not having all the kinks worked out.