sonnycheeba (6694) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle at RB winter gathering SD. Pours clear amber. Aroma and flavor are caramel, toast, pale malt, and light acidity. Light/medium body BeerandBlues2 (14407) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Bottle shared by Ferris. Pours clear light brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention. Moderate bready malt, lightly tart cherries, oak notes, light phenols, fruit cake and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. BuckeyeBoy (9219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2018
750ml bottle pours out copper amber topped with a sand head. Nose is spice belg yeast notes barrel and some light fruit. Tatse is more of the nice sour tart light fruit barrel and spice. Travlr (26946) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2018
RBWG 2018 Grand Tasting. Hazy amber color. Aroma of dark fruit, berries, red wine. Taste is sour dark fruit, tart finish. Decent. AwaKe (300) - Laval, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
En bouteille. Couleur ruby, bonne mousse beige. Première bière en fut de vin rouge que j’apprécie. Le temps en barrique apporte des notes de chênes, cerises, bois mais la rondeur et le gout de malt prononcé de la amber ale permettent d’amortir le choc. Un beau palais rond, très gouteux comme bière. L’étiquette est sublime, le liquide tout autant.
Ferris (17780) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle - Decent caramel malts and light barrel notes. Cloudy copper with a small white head. Light tart notes, sweet syrup and some stone fruit. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Hazy orange with a pale head. Aroma is red wine, oak. Light-medium bodied, lightly dry on the palate with some nice barrel character on the finish. Taste is red wine, oak, red fruits. punkska101 (2213) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle brought by Alex shared with Seb too A: red wine, woody, cherries, light spiciness App: reddish hazy brown with sparing white head. T/p: med body with med acidic finish. Soft carbonation. O: Fair offering. Like the soothing acidity that’s definitely a good level of complexity. Stoned99 (1716) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
750ml bottle shared with Jo and Seb. Aroma: big red wine, dark red fruits, sugar candies, barley. Taste and palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, light to medium sweetness, moderate acidity finish. Overall: This aroma is really awesome. I really like it. I keep smelling it. Really good beer. tom10101 (6315) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) at home. Split 3-ways. Thanks to hoppypocket for this bottle! Clear deep amber with a medium beige head, moderate to medium retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of - strong - red wine presence and English Strong Ale components (caramel/toffee, mineral presence and mild spiciness), plenty of oak features, perfumey notes, hints of alcohol and fruits (cherries, plums). Taste is sweet but it’s balanced by the strong red wine presence, a good malt backbone developping nice toffee notes, earthy/mineral notes, oak, gentle tartness, alcohol and mild spiciness. Medium to full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Oaky and winey mouthfeel, a bit tannic. Fruity finish with a really nice and well dosed alcohol warmth. A very nice surprise here. It’s super winey, but the mix with the English base beer is wonderful. The alcohol is perfectly dosed. Excellent!