Stillwater / Mikkeller / Fanø Gypsy Tears - Red Wine Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stout fermented 100% with brett and aged 6 months in Brunello Barrels.

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3.9
Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Keg at Fanø Meet the Brewer, King William IV. It pours very dark brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is sticky dark fruit (cherry, plum, blackcurrant and such like), roasted malt, some tanginess, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is tangy dark fruit; plum, raisin, grape, cherry, port/vinous, light sourness, roasted malt, coffee, charcoal, touch of balsamic vinegar and salted liquorice, with some alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Good balance, interesting and pretty damn flavoursome.

3.9
Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at King William IV, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Big sour nose, some dark berries and dark malts. Medium sweet flavor, moderately tart with faint roast, some brett bite. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more tart berries, restrained roasted malts, definite brett tang, some dark grapes. Great stuff. The brett adds a distinctive freshness.

3.9
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pour is clear black with frothy one-finger beige head. Aroma: Brett, redwine, wood, belgian fruit yeast esters and tobacco. Taste is delicate and slightly complex mix of red wine, wood, mildly sour. astringent, burnt malt . Light body, but velvetly soft. Finishes dry, crisp and slightly astringent.

3.9
jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours black. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate, red wine, roast coffee, cocoa and woody tannins. Medium body.

3.9
jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle shared with the RB crew at Torst. Pours a deep brownish black body with no head, thin lacing. Aroma is wine, oak, roast and light tartness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of red wine, lots of tannins, wood, sour dark fruit and roast. Good stout.

3.9
Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Lots of funky brett on the nose along with some roasted malt and cocoa. The red wine is subtle. A little oak presents itself. Same story in regards to flavours. Funky brett, a fair bit of roast, some acidity and booze. Pretty moreish stuff. I’d like more malt sweetness though.

3.9
Travlr (24286) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. Murky almost completely black color, thick fluffy brown head, delicate lacing. Aroma of dusty and funky red grapes, chocolate bars. Taste is funky and slightly sour dark milk chocolate, port wine, coffee. Nice.

3.9
chimpgibbon (552) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Fudge and balsamic and sharp wine tang almost pull this one off but not quite for me. The wine lingers too long and is astringent by the end. Nonetheless a respectable effort.

3.9
DuffMan (10270) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013. Very dark brown, pretty murky, with a light brown head that laces sparingly. aroma is distinctly bretty with rich roast and light sour cherries. The palate delivers funky sour edges to a solid lovely stout base. Really tasty. as an aside, I find it interesting that at 8.5% this beer is listed as a stout, whereas the Fort Garry Kona Imperial stout weighs in at a whimpy 6.5% yet is designated "imperial". Not that it matters, but it seems pretty arbitrary.

3.9
czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
pours unclear very dark brown with a beige cap, some retention and lacing. red wine acidity, wood and roasted malts, dry bretts, dark and acidic red fruits, leather, tobacco, pepper, spices, spicy mexican chocolate. moderate carbonation, light body, tannic and very dry bretty slightly rough finish. much enjoyed it!


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