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Wineification III | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.27/5
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107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Rues and the Parkers are back at it again! In this third rendition of Wineification, they continue to vanquish the boundaries between wine and beer, combining their brains and brawn with a blend of juicy grenache grapes from Rodney's Vineyard and Black Tuesday from The Bruery. Matured in a combination of bourbon and French Oak barrels, Wineification III is a complex and careful balance of rich, juicy grenache flavors, earthy tannins, artisan dark chocolate, scorched honey and bourbon warmth to embrace the winey character with open arms.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
107
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
30
Trade:
5
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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Split with rudzud
No real head, dark murky brown reddish mahogany, long legs

Nose big sweet candy syrup, big toffee syrup, little bourbon and oak barrel, vanilla, a little candy sweet wine and port beer aged

Taste big sweet candy, syrupy super heavy and boozy, little red wine but red port wine and not much, big syrupy booze and toffee candy, little oak buttery and vanilla, little bourbon candy, super hot booze, nutty toffee

Mouth super boozy hot tingly, syrupy thick hot, very little carb

Overall a big mess

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Photo of rudzud
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Finally split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a nice ruby mud no head but really phenomenal legs.

S - Aromas of nice juicy Syrah grapes, light chocolate, old almost stale beer. High test alcohol.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with strong dark chocolate. Sticky sweet, little grape jelly, light wine notes. Super super boozy

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little sweet and sticky. Incredibly incredibly boozy.

O -Overall this was an incredibly boozy black Tuesday treatment. Really lackluster.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbw314
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured into a snifter to a dark brown beer with some purple hues topped by a small light tan head which is quick to fade and leaves no lacing. To be clear, the dark brown is up near the top where the light can penetrate a little. Down low this sucker is black as night
S: Smells of jammy red berries with some oak and chocolate. The grapes are surprisingly prominent on the nose
T: Taste is red wine and red berries with some currants and oak. Hints of caramel and vanilla intertwine at times. Chocolate and roasted malts come in at the mid palate and back end but the red berries and grapes maintain a strong presence. Swallow is oaky and lightly tannic while the grapes and a little cocoa powder fade into the finish. Whispers of the bourbon barrel are there on the finish as well.
M: This beer is fairly full bodied with a slightly slick yet sticky feel in the mouth. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style and ABV while the beer has a drying finish.
O: This is a very impressive beer. It's hard to describe how odd this sounds at first but it works so well. Definitely a nice twist and very enjoyable. My love for this may be greater than my love for any of the weekday beers and Chocolate Rain.

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4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Wineification III from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 107 ratings