KansaiBeerLvrs (5500) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
Happy Stout Day! 8% The Hibernal Vinifera Stout is oak-aged & brewed with Malbec grape juice. This should be interesting... A dark reddish black with a thick brown head of foam. The aroma is chocolate, roastiness & a hint of grape. Nice smooth full mouthfeel, velvety chocolate with just a touch of sweet grape juice in the finish. Solid. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of raisin, dark fruits, dark chocolate and underlying roasted malts. Flavor has lots of dark grains and chocolate with backing roast, dark fruits and raisin. A touch thin in the finish. DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Can from 287 discount liquors. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Not much on the nose. I get some roasted malt with maybe a soupçon of grape. It’s all a bit muddled really. Finishes clean. It’s drinkable but it’s not something I’d order again. Roonai (319) - - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared by deyholla- thanks! Pours pitch black w a think brown head that dissipates to the edge. Nose is loads of malt, molasses, chocolate, booze. Taste is complex and full but balanced- tasty! ansalon (4219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Pours black with a mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, some tartness. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dark fruit, brown sugar.
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Leini (2079) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
330ml can. Almost pitch black with a low brown-tainted head. Notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. AWISLguy (3419) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Can from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours black with a tan head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has molasses, oatmeal, and vanilla, with some caramel. Taste is of sweet vanilla, roast, and faint chocolate and caramel, with oatmeal. Medium-bodied. Perhaps somewhat light for a stout, and quite sweet with some alcohol. Finishes sweet with some bitterness and somewhat short. An interesting stout, perhaps it was aged a bit? jaghana (6363) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 8, 2013
Can 33cl from Henrik thanks. A dark beer with good head and retention. Nose is on dark malt, oak and prune / purple fruits. Aroma is on dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, lot of licorice and prune touch, veru nice oak notes. Well done beer, multidimensional, easy drinkable, smooth and sweet, good. alkolas510 (1506) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
Kol Svart med brunt skum! Kaffe och lite lakrits och choklad! En helt okej stout! bubbleflubber (2244) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours oily mahogany into the glass, almost pitch, with a nice tan cap that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of roasts and wood. Similar flavors, roasted grain and oaky, coffee bitters with a light grape essence toward the finish. Semi-dry and complex mouthfeel, this is flavorful and substantive. A nice take on the genre, for sure.