luttonm (7077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2016
At Uber, Seattle. Very dark brown, creamy tan, eggy warm aroma, warm malt. Richer body, good mild barrel with fruit character. Good mixed character, but a little warm-eggy overall. andrewje41 (4646) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
22 oz bottle poured and shared at a tasting. Much thanks to Tcon for sharing. Rating from notes. Pours black with a brown fizz head. Heavy roasted malt aroma with a wine fruit flavor. Vanilla flavor background, which provides the sweetness. Sweet imperial for sure. Very tasty. beastiefan2k (4230) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
22oz bottle shared by somebody? Sat around for a little less than 24 hours. Now is the best time for me to rate this. Despite 1/3 of the bottle sitting art room temperature for a day, it still poured with a small head. Very dark brown color bur looks black. I always worry about wine barrel aging due to infections but this is completely clear of that. Nothing in sight even close. Actually, makes me question if this is barrel aged. I do not get any "winey" characteristics. Aroma is strong, alcohol present but not offensive. Ash, dry malts, mild cocoa and chocolate on the nose.. Flavor is mild for the nose, well attenuated, not sweet. After taste has a dry moderately bitter malt. Hops are low. Roast is low, acidity moderate for style. Silky mouthfeel. Decent stuff, nothing that I dislike in the style but also nothing that that makes me want to buy it again. A but to dry and lingering in the aftertaste. Would actually want some more sweetness and less dry malt ending. tcon25 (1025) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle pour at a beer tasting, black pour thin head, huge chocolate, grape, and wine oak aroma, strong wine oak taste, and sweet, nice beer. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to tcon. Dark brown, small ring of head. Roast, vinous, tannic, earthy. Medium+ body, chalky texture.
DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/23/15] Draught at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland. Black with a light brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate, liqueur, wine, oak and vanilla. Sweetish flavor, a bit acidic, vinous, oaky, with chocolate and dark fruit. Slightly boozy. Medium to full-bodied. A bit too winey and boozy for me. Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Almost black, and headless, with a vinous, oxidized armoa and taste. It’s initially tart and roasty throughout. slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pinot barrel aged. Heartier than expected given the low abv for an imperial stout, but pretty smooth...roasted malt, coffee, cholate malt, vinous notes and oak from the barrels. Very well balanced, and while nothing blows you away, it’s really nice across the board. skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Tap at Jernigan’s a few months back. Big black pour. Dark cocoa, roasted malts, and burnt wood on the nose. Flavors bring out licorice, hints at red wine, bit of oak, and roast in the finish. Good stuff, blended fairly well, not so smooth though. douglas88 (9833) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Glass at the brewery. Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. A big fruity, oaky and dark chocolate nose. The flavor is licorice, clear red wine, vinous, robust dark roasted malts, berries, a bit of smoke. I like this more than the non-BA version slightly. It’s very good.