RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wine Barrel Noir is our imperial oatmeal stout aged in freshly dumped red wine barrels. Coffee and chocolate notes in the beer are complimented by tart berry flavors and oak we derive from the wine barrels.

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3.4
koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Shared at the Prairie Everything Dark/Kill Your Liver Extravaganza at Jeff’s House on July 1. 12 oz bottle. The pour is a dark reddish tinted light black with a thin ring of light tan head that left a couple spots of lace. The aroma is heavy on the wine. The wet oak and a light maltiness. There is a hint of chocolate and a ton of red grape. The flavor is much of the same. The wine just dominates from front to back. It’s almost a little off-putting. The oak is wet and sharp, the alcohol and chocolate try to come through, but the wine is just heavy. The mouth feel is a touch on the lighter side of medium with a sharper carbonation and a lingeringly heavy wine and wet barrel. This just isn’t my jam at all. 6 4 6 4 14

3.7
Ungstrup (37576) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of peated smoke, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, peated smoke, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
ebone1988 (1919) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the Prairie Stout Extravaganza. Aroma is red wine, barrel, roasted malt, coffee, I like. Appearance is dark dark brown red, light brown head, poured thinnish. Taste is red wine, tannins, roasted malt, fruity, this beer is dominated by wine. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry red wine barrel aftertaste. Overall, this should be better than it is.

3.9
yespr (45443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Overripe fruity, wineous and dark malty. Wooden. Dense fruity, wineous and lingering fruity. Dense malty and fruity, plums and raisins. Mellow fruity and dark malty finish.

3.9
Desverger (11431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen - Black coloured pour with tan head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with deep chocolate prominence, red wine soaked wooden barrel nuances throughout, red grape, soft vineous mouthfeel, very nice but right next to apple brandy that certainly has the edge for me, but this is atill very nice indeed.

4.2
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Petite bouteille qui renferme un liquide assez visqueux. La mousse brune génère une dentelle qui n’est pas piquée des vers. Les arômes de bois imbibé de potion magique rouge (raisins + petites baies + cerises) se fondent admirablement bien aux parfums de chocolat et de café propulsés par les malts. Les saveurs de chocolat fourré aux cerises et aux framboises et de vin rouge et de malts rôtis et de chêne sont ravissantes. Le corps vineux/liquoreux/soyeux montre un jeu modéré à faible des bulles. La finale est très longue, complexe et fantastique. Dé-li-cieux.

3.9
ineedbeer (2152) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is nice with some red wine and oak. Moderately strong chocolate notes with some lighter roast. Fruit from the red wine includes raisins, plums and figs. Hints of cherry and berry. A bit of a truffle character to it. Pours pitch black with a fairly large, moderately thick, dark mocha head that exhibits great retention as it slowly falls into itself. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of chocolate, both milk and dark, but mostly dark chocolate. Medium bitterness. Some red wine notes and oak, but lots of fruit from the red wine. Berries, cherries and raisin with some lighter plum notes. Some light alcohol spice. Flavor is very truffle Kirk with lingering dark chocolate, berries and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice red wine stout. Lots of fruit character with a nice, strong chocolate character. Light roast and oak notes add complexity. Alcohol is hidden fairly well.

4.3
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
0.355l bottle. Looks amazing this. A jet pitch oily black pour, straight in the glass with a tall and really hefty sidesticking and dotting brown head on the top. Smells wonderful also. Not too anything. Balanced, yet quite complex with lots of small thing going on. There’s this both sweet and salty licorice/muscovado dark sugary thing that I really like, soft chocolate, a mild but still hard roasted touch. I totally get the barrels here. It’s mildly whisky smoked a woody also. Reminds me much more of whisky barrels than red wine ones. All in all, it has a lovely aroma this. Oh, the red wine comes much MUCH more to its right in the taste! It has a good oily texture in the mouth and it’s soft and almost growing on the carbonation. It has this strange tone of salty lingon berries and woody cherries, almost berry tart-infused with a subtle but present sourness. Sweetish chocolate towards the ends, some sour coffee but then the massive rush of raspberries kicks in! It’s a super complex, lovely tasting and just plain old delicious one to sip at this. Just caught myself saying out loud: Damn this was really good! 01.04.2016

3.7
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle tamed @ home. Acquired via trade. Pitch black appearance with a big bubbly brown head. Coffee, red grapes, plums, chocolate, and oak in the aroma. Moderate low sweetness and bitterness. Somewhat twangy / tart flavor. Lots of chocolate, tannins, wood, and dark fruit (grape, currant, plum). Boost hidden well. Pretty good.

3.4
Jorn69 (3154) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 20160320. Roasted malty and fruity with red berries and woody notes, vanilla in the aroma. The finish is dry with red berries.


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