skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2009
Bottled. Tnx to Noize. Aroma has caramel malts and lots of grapes/wine. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. My first impression was that this beer was highly carbonated, but that’s not the case. It justs tastes carbonated. The carbonation is in fact some sort of fruity sourness. Quite dry and a bit too thin. This beer has potential. Dedollewaitor (16418) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Grain, pepper and fruit. Sweet malty. Caramel and earth. Medium bodied. Maris (1596) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2011
From a 345ml bottle on 10/4/2011. Pours a dark orange approaching amber. Has a relatively slight aroma of fruit, nuts and malt. This is a bit of a weird one taste wise. Most prominent is sweet dark fruit, with some blackcurrant coming through, followed by a relatively short, tart, slightly peppery finish. Notwithstanding the presence of some fruity notes, I’m not sure this has been correctly charcterised as a fruit beer. Reminds me a bit of White Rabbit Dark Ale, but more a bit more harsh and less well balanced. andreic (53) - IRELAND - AUG 10, 2008
Some malt and slightly fruity hope aroma. Crystal clear red, almost pinkish in colour. Thin head that disappears fairly fast, light-moderate carbonation. Tastes of malt, some crystal, slightly fruity and a dry, peppery finish. I find it fairly thin. A reasonable, fairly easy drinking beer but nothing outstanding. rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
From the bottle. Malt characters, some hops and caramel flavours. Generally smooth drinking and ok without much interest.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2008
I had high hopes for this shiraz-infused brew but sorry, I don’t get it. The concept may have legs but the balance is all wrong here. The end result seemed to me sickly sweet and a lot less than the sum of its parts. Looked fine - gold with a tawny hue and a fair head. The oversweet aroma was the first warning sign - intense dark fruits, crushed blackcurrants and a bit of leather. Spritzy mid-palate and an oily swallow. Good malt base but swamped by sweet Ribena notes. Mild bitterness and a big wash of sugars. Not awful but I have no idea when I would drink this. (Bottle courtesy of Sully, generous host of the RB Sydney Xmas 07 gathering) UnholyBrewing (596) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
...well, I was rather surprised at this. I thought it was decent, and much better than I had expected. Nice color, and pretty complex with grape and fruit notes. I would drink this again someday. Worth trying. Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2009
This is a lot more boring than I thought it was going to be. Amber-rose’ colour, almost no head. Smells like sour malt. Slight shiraz dryness, almost salty. One is enough for me.