mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6059-20131115] 750mL bottle. Mild sweet apple juice yeast aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a huge long-lasting creamy white head. Light wine yeast and bright metallic stone flavour. Medium body. Definitely interesting, though, maybe not in litre quantities. (7/4/8/3/15) 3.7
Overheard: "It smells like what I imagine licking rocks would be like."
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Courtesy of Left4beer. Pours a thin, quick dissipating white head atop a copper amber body. Nose of wine barrel. Flavour is berry, golden ale, sweet malt and wet wood. Hop head has gone stale and flat. Little bitterness.
mcberko (15438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy amber with a medium white head. Nose brings out biscuity malt, subtle red wine, and crisp crackery malt. Flavour brings out a nicely hopped ale, with subtle use of red wine barrels. Nicely dry and lightly vinous. Very nice stuff.
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-11-15. Crisp golden body with a large foamy off white head and lace. 3++ Aroma is quite yeasty with a light mineral quality and muted fruit. Flavour is pleasant, mild bready quality and a light funk throughout. Smooth average bodied palate, pleasant effervescent carbonation. Okay, it is enjoyable but shows little to no wine or wood character. Bottle shared by Ferris
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden/ruby pour with a massive thick white head. The nose has some aroma of butterscotch and a touch of minerally flinty character with some light earthiness as well. A little bit of carbonic acid. I don’t get a whole lot of barrel character from it and I can’t say I really like it. Seems a bit of a gimmick really as the beer going into the barrel doesn’t have much character to begin with so I’m not sure what they were going for here.
Ferris (13584) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Slate smell, citrus and yeast. Clear gold with a rich white head. Effervescent, baking soda, orange citrus and almost herbal. Interesting and fun to talk about, but not great.
Gerbeer (3337) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Pours and orange/amber with medium head. Aromas of caramel, wood, and malts. Vinous flavors including green wood, vinegar. Odd and lacking balance.
GothGargoyle (2508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy orange with a small pale head. Aroma is dried apricots, plum, red wine vinegar. Light on the palate, slightly fruity finish. Taste is red currants, plum, wood. Thin and uninteresting.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Cool bottle. Cool idea. Pours a light amber. Aroma is light malt roast, caramel, very subtle red wine notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation. The flavour was very minimal at first, but as it warmed the wine barrel ageing added a nice bit of flavour. Not what I was expecting, but still quite nice and enjoyable for being relatively mellow.