Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjerhopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Pours cloudy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vinous, oak, alcohol and some fruitiness. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long alcohol, oak, fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Hazy burnt-orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet is a malty, vinous marriage of caramel, ethanol and toasted oak with a kiss of Cabernet. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is a blend of sweet caramel and bitter, citric, tannic hops. Tilts way bitter. Tannic, raspy, bitter finish that dries out quite a bit. Bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Reddish pour at the FW fest. Off white head. Aroma is loaded with sticky malts, light tartness from the wine barrels, some boozey notes and a wisp of hops. Flavor is all over the place, in a good way! Red wine, booze, oak, caramel, toffee, sweet bready yeasty goodness. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Name: Big Worse, Red Wine Barrel
Date: June 26, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of the sweet fruity grape
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, touch of grape, lots of caramel sweetness balanced by a big bitter earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bottle @ dan’s house. Hazy, red violet appearance with a tan head. Rich caramel, toffee, light chocolate, slightly fruity, mild vinous aroma. Rich, quite mild red vinous, caramel, toffee, sweet malty flavor. Very nice beer that I’m enjoying way more than the normal version.
BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Murky reddish amber pour with a monster foamy head. Looks amazing. Aroma is spicy, mild oak, and dark fruit. Nice complex taste - spices, sour, wine. Excellent brew! olio (10375) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
375 ml bottle. BBE 27.05.2023.marcus (10347) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, some wood, mild malts and resin. Flavor of resinous hops, caramel malts, some wooden notes, toffee and mild vinous notes. Alcohol quite well hidden. Nice.
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a thin beige head and very complex aroma with wine, fruit, toffee, oak and alcohol. There is a fruity flavor that is also blessed with lots of oak and wine, and leaves a warming alcohol trail. This is my favorite in the "Worse" series. Not barleywine sweet. phaleslu (10336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
375 ml bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazed amber with a small, wispy off-white head. Has started to dull; 2011 vintage. The nose has held up, though. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, dry grains, toast, oak, cake, vanilla, and red wine - although the vinous character seems to have given way to the underlying barley wine malt sweetness. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Still pretty good. sebletitje (10095) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
50cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks Domiens.
Cuivrée, col beige collant au verre.
Arôme offre une belle palette houblonnée, rétro-nasal sucre brun avec un côté vin rouge peu présent. Bouquet qui semblait être plus agréable sans le mûrissage.
Palais est malté, caramel, léger vin rouge très fine pointe d’épice et léger herbacé. Le vin rouge n’ajoute pas vraiment grand chose en terme de complexité si ce n’est un coup au portefeuille. Fini offre une petite palette houblonnée usant d’une fine amertume.