olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2017 CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle: Pours an oily opaque black with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel and roasted malty nose with some chocolate notes and a touch of tart fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and well-dissolved carbonation with some semi-sweet dark caramel maltiness, dark chocolate and light horseblanket funk. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet with a touch of vinous tartness. Has pretty good complexity and balance throughout.
50 cl bottle (2010 vintage) @ Partola tasting. Bottle No. #54. Thanks Niko!
Pours dark red color with no head. Evident red wine on the nose, roasted malts, wooden notes and dark berries. Flavor is very dry and vinous, subtle malts, no carbonation at all probably due to age. The IS qualities are almost nowhere to be found. Quite interesting and still drinkable but quite likely not at it's finest anymore.
willisread (3803) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Raul! Pours a deep ruby with a very wine-like look. Almost no head. Big vinous nose that goes on and on, packed with oak and vanilla. Some light port notes as well as a hint of brett. Endless dark fruit: raisin, currants, dark cherries and blueberry flavors. Finish is very wine-like with some light tannins. Lovely stuff. jinroh (2466) - ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2016
Had this boy in my fridge for more than 2 years, bottled in 2010, so the real age is more than 6 years. After the cork is removed, it pours flat, dark, almost black / but with some hints of red, almost no foam, very viscous beer. Whoa! Nose is just amazing, full of brett, farmhouse character and funk. At the same time very vinous and oaky. Tastes similarly vinous, Sagrantino wine barrels are coming out loud and clear and if it came out of a wine bottle, I might believe it is actually wine and not a beer. Total kick-ass beer! langeveld12 (597) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Far away from a RIS. Clear notes of red wine and brett. Interesting end result. A bit funky, fruity, slight roasted malts. Never tasted anything like this before. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Silvan7 (1279) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle @ home ( bottle number #0062). Marrone scuro, quasi nero, con riflessi rubino. schiuma minimale, beige, non molo fine, pochissima persistenza. Aroma intenso, complesso, caffè, fave di cacao, toffee, frutti rossi sotto spirito, canina, erbaceo, brett. gusto abboccato, all ingresso, immediatamente sovrastato da note acidule, date sia dal brett che dal tostato. amara nel finale. erbaceo da luppolo nel retrolfattivo. Corposa, marcatamente spigolosa. calda, ma equilibrata,. armonica.
KingCecil (2087) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle @ home ... Bottle no 0354 bbf 2026... I pours pitch black with a very small head... almost non... some wine, chocolate, coffee, brett, roasted malts, red fruits like cherry.... FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
750ml bottle - shared by Kairi - thanks!shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2015
RIght after the pour I get a bit of soy, but the main thrust of the aroma is sherry, then dates, then red wine. Later, after it’s warmed up a bit, some alcohol does come over too. Taste is even more sherry and red-winey than the aroma. Black, but couldn’t put any head on it at all. Was in a clear glass bottle, which I dislike, but as it was shipped in a box, it’s not harmful to the beer, so not docking any points. Very full palate, sweet and almost a bit slick, but good as a sipper. Finish is back to the dates from the aroma. Utterly delicious - I went back to finish the bottle, not that there was much left.
Bottle. Thanks Massimo. No carb, rich, fruity and boozy. Great taste, rich, lovely, lots of fruit, guess from the wine. Very nice. Was a bit trashed at this stage.
jc1762 (1652) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Thanks to Massimo for sharing (and making) the bottle!
Poured into a tulip tasters showing pitch black with a thin translucent coffee brown and no head.
The nose shows very subtle notes of tomato leaf and an alcohol pungency.
The palate shows a full body with no carbonation. Flavors of light coffee with slight saltiness at the finish. Interesting and different but unique to try at least once. TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
Pitch black color. No head at all. Mildly Brett sour nose with big black strap molasses, and dark chocolate. Very flat, lots of ash and molasses and dark chocolate with some tobacco leafs. Very nice.