beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
A big beer. Plenty of nice lacing in the glass of this brown colored beer. I am getting notes of vanilla and coconut. Expected some tannins and I am getting rum. Nothing else really comes through. Very smooth though. Not bad but I am glad that I got a sample and not a full glass. zebra (2247) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
not as amazing as the bourbon edition, which i had first. i wonder which red wine it was. what grape goes well with barley? i guess i could try it at home, various beer + wine combos. Swaroga (2223) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 5, 2012
375cl bottle. Hazy dark red liquid with medium red tanned head. Nose : intensive deep notes of alcohol, red wine, chocolate, wood barrels, wedding cake. Sip : medium density body with thick oily texture. Almost no carbonation. Sweet and warming with alcohol. It develops dryness like a port wine does. I’m surprised how the barrels go through this brew. They match well. It’s still easy to drink for a barley wine. It does look more like a beer when we see the perfect head. I enjoy it. HonusWagner (2218) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 Thanks Jay for sharing this messy thing. Boozy, sweet, lots of sweet caramel. Cannot really tell that this is aged in a red wine barrel over any kind of virgin oak. Not bad, but why bother? conway (2210) - - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours red/amber with a big fluffy white head, a little sediment throughout. Nose is wood, cranberry and red whine. Light notes of caramel and vanilla. Taste is red wine barrel up front. Some boozy vanilla, almost bourbon like notes. Red wine in the finish. Palate is full and soft. Lots of booze and heat. Nice beer but not as good as the base beer. Also wish the red wine differentiated itself a bit more.
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dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours a deep garnet color with a fluffy khaki head. Aroma is hops, caramel, alcohol, and wood. Taste is sweet with some vinous and light bandaid notes. For 12%, this drinks pretty well. It does have the hop/malt profile I’ve come to expect from Mikeller. Pretty good. tmrmwel (2204) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a dark brown, almost amber, with a thick creamy head. Aroma Is roasted malts, with oak and earthy notes, as well as fruity port winey whiffs and quite a lot of bittering lemon peel hops. Full, creamy body with medium carbonation. Flavour is quite bitter with citrusy hops and pine, as well as sweet roasted malts with succade and molasses giving it an oaky finish with lots of earthy notes. punkska101 (2135) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Winooski A: caramel, cherry, vanilla, brown sugar. App: brown with reddish highlight white head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. Some warming from the alcohol.Medium carbonation. O: simply superb. The wood is well placed. the complexity is amazing. I really enjoyed every sip of that beer. Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2012
Pours rustic, filthy, cloudy brown with a thick light brown head. Smells surprisingly fresh. The red wine is present already, and combined with the sweetness it’s almost smells like apple pie. The taste is sweet, but works very well with the wine. Toffee and malty. Very nicely executed! Yorker (2029) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours hazy reddish brown with quite a bit of sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, minerals, and red wine - with a slightly alcoholic finish.