onceblind (11510) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2018
Deep hazy amber under a thin ivory cap. Rich boozy cognac nose with a sweet brown sugary kiss and deep caramalts. Smooth caramelly boozy flavor with rummy cognac notes, a warm finish, and a smooth middle full of big amber malts. Delightful. hopdog (13490) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2018
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color with amber edges and a thin sized off white head. Fruity, grapes, some cab, caramel with overall alcohol hidden for being 13+%. Evolutionary (549) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 Bottle from wine and brew emporium. Pour amber red with little head. Smooth and has a bit of bite to it, likely due to 13% abv. Not much of the wine barrel taste like I was hoping for but just a hint of sour contribution from it. Some grape notes and adds to the nose too i guess. Otherwise it’s decent. deyholla (12803) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2017
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a clear deep amber with a ruby hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of red wine with sweet grains, toffee and a hint of grass supporting. Flavor has lots of sweet grains and red wine with grass and a hint of toffee. chucklemation (1826) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours a dark amber with an off-white foam head. Aroma is caramel and grape, with some sharp acetone. Flavor is boozy, sweet caramel and grape, though not too sweet. Wine-like, but without the dryness of a red wine. Has some carbonation. Good.
drsordr (2984) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2017
FoBAB 2017. Dark copper thin ecru head. Nose light fruit, mild mineral, some caramel, fennel. Taste prune, grape, light fruit, minimal barrel. Hides ABV well. Probably would like better when not in current company. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 Draft to taster at FoBAB 17. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have prunes, grape juice, caramel, dark fruit, light wood, vinous character, tannins, interesting. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 9, 2017
Draft at Perrin. Pours a dark ruby red. Aroma and taste are sweet grape juice with hints of wine. Dangerously drinkable. Would never guess this was more than 7% ABV. Learninbeer (700) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
The aroma is fruit, malts, cherries and bread. Pours a dark amber with big light beige head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is malty, sour and a little bitter. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish long. Damn Good Ale!! blackflag321 (709) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2017
Shared bomber in tulip snifters. Brown color that shines red with sunlight behind it. Wine is mellow present on the nose, palate and finish--but not so dominant to be bad. Wine and beer nicely balanced. The "beer" character Is surprisingly smooth for the high ABV.