angoradad (47) - USA - FEB 11, 2018
Very tasty stout. Great flavor of the barrel-aging in wine barrels. That doesn't consider the impact of a great imperial stout that is the basis. Strong, tasty beer that really has a kick. tfontana (1258) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Taster pour at the brewery. Appearance is opaque black with tons of sparkle at the edge of the glass, creamy light brown head with great retention and light leggy lacing. Aroma is red wine, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, red wine, dark fruits--sweet. Palate is full bodied with smooth, creamy texture, soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, this is really a nice decadent treat. Solid across the board. GregMooreNH (494) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Pours thick black with thin head. Aroma is roast, wine and dried fruit. Taste is chocolate and some plum, warming to raisin and slight roast, finishing with a deep, red wine note. An interesting, worthwhile stout. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 Pours black with thick brown head. A chocolate and red wine aroma. A strong red wine, dark fruit, grape and light chocolate taste. A dry wine and sweet fruit afteraste. trapped (3926) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 13, 2017
Draught @ The Ruck, Troy. Almost black with large creamy tan head, caramel, grapes, oak aroma, low carbonation, woodsy micha taste with grapes, thick and smooth body, long woodsy finish. Incredibly soft and smooth
Rasmus40 (22783) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle from Craft Beer Store, Hamburg. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and soft. 080817 thornecb (6235) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Chocolate and grape aromas. Soft with sweet chocolate and espresso upfront turning to red wine in the lasting finish. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle, im going to have to disagree with a lot of the rates here, I think the red wine and the base collide and are awkward together. The base seems great but is clouded by this 3 buck chuck flavor profile. MetalNHopHead (2333) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2017
The Stallion stands apart from the other Imperial Stouts I’ve tried that have had wine barrel aging. This black brew has lots of vinous grape flavor instead of just the tannic oak barrel taste you sometimes get with these kinds of brews. The mix of deeply roasted malt and dark fruitiness is an ideal match. It makes for a lovely dessert companion for something equally rich and complex. HuskerTan (2545) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2017
(Thanks, Chris! "AirForceHops")
A- Red wine, grapes, plums.
A- Black color, dark liquid, minimal head.
T- Chocolate, grapes, plums, wine barrel.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- Really nice stuff. The wine barrel aging is perfect. Not full of tannins and imparts a tasty red wine/grape flavor and aroma that is there but not overpowering. Almost reminds me of a port wine. Drinks like 5% not 11%. Tasty stuff for sure.