gam (4155) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2017
Small head dark misty pour mild carbonation aromas rich grape dark fruits honey toffee woody stone fruit apricot plum the flavours sticky sweet light sourness pinot note vanilla sharp oak note dried fruit nice sour touch good body brown sugar yeast goodness rich grape note good on palate some rich grain notes smooth yet rich slight crispness the oak is sharp a good ale Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2017
640mL bottle from Carwyn Cellars. 2016 vintage
Pours a murky bronze body, small off-white head.
Complex aroma - quite port-like upfront - sultanas, dried figs, caramels, black fruits, walnut rancio, oak notes of butter & vanilla.
Body reasonably rich, sticky, syrup, subdued carbonation with a touch of acidity cutting through.
Really interesting flavours - once again, port-like parallels; nutty walnutty rancio notes play backbone to dried/vinous dark fruit notes of sultana, plums & figs. Slightly funky tannic finish, buttery, oaky, spicy, mulchy character in the works.
Exceeds expectations; very nice "wine-beer"! drjoeng (1481) - SINGAPORE - SEP 15, 2017
10.9%ABV. Ruby ale.
Poured out red brown. 26ºSRM.
Nose has alcoholic fumes carrying raw honey, hint of Muscovado funk, earth and wet leaves reminiscent of forest floor, fresh ripe stone fruit. Nose also has pretty strong earthy fresh fruity aromas suggesting chiku or fresh dates. There are also aromas reminiscent of ume
Mouthfeel is juicy. Palate has brief juicy sour, flavors of toast and bread crusts come through and hit of waxy, spicy flavors (suggestive of Brett or some other non-ale yeast getting busy) then a tannin-loaded slide down the rest of the hop flavors. Hop flavors are earthy, woody, hint of sap (overall, like chewing on a fresh twig), grape skins, tannin-like bitter with an astringent mouthfeel and flavor.
Overall, a complex brew, but hampered by a very jagged uneven tasting experience. Dredd (981) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2017
Pour is ruby brown with tan head. Aroma is big and fruity, raisins almost bordering on muscat notes. Initial palate is a big boozy hit with fruit, spice and a myriad of other flavours. Finish is slightly grippy from tannins and a bit acidic. It is big and brilliant. aleksander9 (1927) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2017
Dark red with off-white head. Red wine, barrels and flemish red. Sweet, woody, slight acidic and spicy finish. The malt brings new flavors to this wine. Very interesting and groundbreaking.
Hop_Hedonist (681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle - 11% - first the beer then the wine - a beautiful drink - tres sophisticate - another mould-breaking ale from GP - hooray! anders37 (27892) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle @ Rare Beer Breakfast 2016. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody grape aroma. Fruity malty spicy grape flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy grape finish with hints of caramel. Davros (3361) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2016
Pours ruby-tinted brown with a small head.
Nose shows soft red wine, woody oak, coconut, brandy and vanilla.
Flavours include more red wine notes, a soft acidity, woody oak, heavy tannins, sultanas. Samtzu (647) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2016
Tasting flight at garage project. Matched with bourgonville bar. The red wine comes through surprisingly well in this beer. The nose has the faint yet distinct aroma. Medium body with a mild tannin after taste. Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2016
Darkish color comparable to grape juice. But it is essentially a pinot noir clone with less acidity thanks those beer malts. A weird frakenstein monster.