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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Oak-aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice

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3.9
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
355ml can. Pours almost black, with a quick disappearing brown head. Roasted, spicy, quite fruity aroma, oak, vanilla, coffee beans, Pepsi, banana peel, licorice, wine (or am I just suggesting that?), prunes, caramel. Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2. Roasted, spicy taste, lots of oak and licorice root, chocolate, tar, vanilla, notes of dark fruit, blackcurrants, cherries, and a quite ashy finish. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but there’s a complexity to this beer that I really like. Maybe the licorice notes actually derive from the Malbec grapes, but who can tell? The Pepsi notes in the aroma put me off a bit, though. (2013-06-03)

3.4
mzaar (3389) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
Burk från SB. Svart öl med stort, långvarigt oerhört vackert moccafärgat skum. Doftar mörk choklad, röda bär, citrus och rostat kaffe. Alldeles för mycket sötma i smaken. Snaker: Kaffe, mörk choklad, vanilj, röda äpplen, honung, brunt socker.

3.2
crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Old can, hopefully no bpa. Black pour. Smell is pleasant, sweet, sugary, hint of wine. Falvor is again sweet, metallic, decent amount of oak, still bittersweet, slight grape juice.

3.2
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
Can. Almost black colour with a light brown head. Aroma: Malty, lightly roasted, chocolate, licorice, lightly fruity. Flavor: Sweet, roasted, licorice, chocolate, raisins, a bit of wood, maybe a hint of grape juice. Not bad at all, but a bit too sweet.

3.4
fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Can
Black color with small sized brownish head. The aroma is mild; there is some roasted malt, ashes, cheese (Brie). Roasted malt flavor, with some coffee; the mouthfeel is smooth and rather dry; the body seems lighter than expected; the grape added a bit of sourness, but not a fruity evidence; the alcohol can be perceived clearly.
Good smooth stout, nothing special.

3.3
dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Black in color with an off white head. Spiced, roast aroma. Grape character is subtle at first but round and sweet in the finish so to speak. An interesting beer.

3.3
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Something just seems overly sweet and unbalanced about this one. Aroma is malt, roasty, toasty, faint fruit, and faint banana. The taste is real sweet with some strong malt character, faint oak, raisin, rum?, slight toasty taste, ...eek, it’s just overly fruity sweet toward the end... Would have like some more bitterness to create the needed balance, and a body that is thick and lasting.

3.8
bhensonb (15098) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Can from LetsPour.com. Pours very dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Med body. Now I get the vinosity - coffee, chocolate and then the grape sort of stirs in all up into a very different taste. Very interesting. It finishes pretty dry, and my mouth thinks its pretty bitter. Maybe thats oak. I wouldn’t say a lot is going on in this, but I am having troubling with my sorting.

3.4
anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
Can. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.9
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
A pitch black stout with small head. Aroma is filled with roasted malts, fresh hops, coffee and a hint of grapes. Flavor adds a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness, but the Malbec infusion is so discrete you barely notice it. Nice!


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