RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Phil. Black pour with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt notes up front along with tons of chocolate, red wine (pinot?), and raspberry jam. Hints of blackberry and coffee, too. Great jammy, seedy, raspberry notes to the flavor. A touch of blackberry, plenty of wine, some oak, and a bit of roast. Light chalk and char, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (44252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (10888) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5529) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Petite bouteille qui renferme un liquide assez visqueux. La mousse brune gnre une dentelle qui nest pas pique des vers. Les armes de bois imbib de potion magique rouge (raisins + petites baies + cerises) se fondent admirablement bien aux parfums de chocolat et de caf propulss par les malts. Les saveurs de chocolat fourr aux cerises et aux framboises et de vin rouge et de malts rtis et de chne sont ravissantes. Le corps vineux/liquoreux/soyeux montre un jeu modr faible des bulles. La finale est trs longue, complexe et fantastique. D-li-cieux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (2132) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4686) - 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. Theres 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. Its 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 its 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! Its 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10594) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (3048) - ngelholm, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (1705) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 20/3-16. Fruity with berries and roasted malt. Body is medium, the finish is dry with berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (882) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle @ himmeriget copenhagen. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Dark berries, vanilla with some roasted malts and wood. Dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1479) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Why did someone with the funds not buy me more of this? Given the chance to try them side by side would likely cause a change of opinion, but this reminded me of sharing a Kuhnhenn Raspberry Icebock with Walt quite a while ago. Chocolate and raspberries, like a great dessert concoction made by a master chef. Maybe I even enjoyed this.

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