arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of lots of red wine, slight earth, oak, hints of toffee, slight red fruits, slight toffee, molasses, interesting. Taste is much better, hints of oak, red wine, nice red fruit, touch of grape, nice oak, slight vanilla, hints of earth, slight spice notes from the yeast, finishing fairly sweet, spicy, dry. Interesting. cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a dark brown appearance with a fizzy brown head. Red wine, roasty chocolate, caramel, fig, dark fruity aroma. Tangy, dark berry, fig, plum, red wine, caramel, chocolate, a bit sugary flavor that is well carbonated. Quite smooth for the alcohol level. Pretty tasty. Thanks Armin. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Dark fermented fruits, caramel, rasins and toffee. Pretty boozy. Very enjoyable. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is copper with minimal head. Caramel, dark fruits, toffee, raisins on the nose and tongue. Somewhat boozy, but only to the point where it is slightly warming. portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Poured murky rust copper with no head. Aroma was sweet caramel some raisin and boozy. Taste was tons of caramel malt roasty and yeast with a warming finish. Palate was full slick sticky and dry.
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber at RBSG. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Some tart cherry in this. Very carbonated. Lively on the tongue. Decent. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Thanks shig. Pours amber thin head. Wine tart aroma. Taste is malty sweet and tart cherry. DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Very strong taste of dark fruits. Figs and prunes. Sweet on the palate. A very solid beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma is heavy malt, chocolate and booze. Taste is sweet, tartness from red wine, lots of malt. Pretty sweet, not the easiest to drink but very tasty.
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Bottle generously shared by Tony. Brown pour with a mocha head. Caramel malt aromas. Slightly over carbonated. Red wine, caramel, rich malts, and woody notes. Decent body and mouthfeel. It’s not M, but it’s not bad either...