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Almond 22 Torbata

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Brewed by Almond 22
Style: Barley Wine
Spoltore (Pescara), Italy
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1659) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Flaska (Lotto 76). Grumlig bärnstensfärgad med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, blomster och malt. Rökigheten dominerar smaken, därtill karamell, malt och viss fruktighet. Rund och mjuk munkänsla.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palme (3459) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
0.375l bottle from Lot 76, shared with The Tasting Crew. It has lots of eye-floaters this one, as good as clear looking red-amber colored with a bubbly and big sidesticking white head. Really smoky aroma. Not typical Barleywine nose really as it’s quite mild and a tad weird. Almost a little flourish as well. It’s soft, really soft on the bubbles this and it has a gliding oily mouthfeel. Again, light smoked in the taste with traces of dried fruits and red grapes. Quickly forgettable really. 19.02.2014

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (2210) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.02.2014, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, dried fruits, caramel malts, hay, grass, hints of peat. Taste is slightly harsh, hay, harsh grass, dried fruits, caramel malts, almond essence, soil, hints of smoke. Little bitterness, watery mouthfeel. Meh!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (753) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
Cloudy dark orange. Aroma is malty with hints of peat and smoke. Taste is malty with a soury ashy note. Not a very awesome barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6175) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
(Bottle) Dark amber colour, slightly hazy, with dense beige head. Fruity, slightly smoky nose with notes of dried fruit, rye bread, apricots, caramel and hints of smoke and peat. Malty, fruity taste with rye bread, apricots, dried fruit, candy sugar, peat and hints of smoked tea. Balanced spicy bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty ale with a gentle smoke character. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (475) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Anki, thanks. Pours murky brown with a thin head/film. Aroma is tart and malty. Taste is sweet, mostly caramel malt and some smoke. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, mouth feel is dry, astringent. After taste is dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JUL 8, 2013
Bottiglia da 33cc. Schiuma ampia, color nocciola, abbastanza fine ma non persistente,colore marrone ambrato e opalescente, aroma affumicato, note di biscotto e lievito, al palato corpo medio e media carbonazione, note di malti affimicati, caramello, noce, estremamente beverina, ottima come antipasto prima di una grigliata. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Edoardo (8) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
Colore ambrato carico, schiuma poco persistente. Aromi ovviamente dati dall’affumicatura del malto, ma si possono distinguere anche sentori di pelle, cuoio e frutta secca. In bocca rispecchia in pieno le aspettative date dagli aromi, corpo pieno, ritorna l’affumicatura del malto, ma si affianca anche un leggero sentore di caramello. Retrogusto breve, etilico. Da meditazione.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kosmokrator (497) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2013
La versione meno alcolica di un whiskey: color ambrato limpido, poca schiuma; maltata e affumicata al naso, sentori più delicati di biscotto e caramello bilanciati da altri più legnosi e "terrosi". Il gusto è in linea con l’atteso, note asciutte e fumose che ricordano molto un distillato (anche se non proprio "torbate" per come le intendo io); il malto fa da padrone, il contributo del luppolo è davvero minimo. Corpo medio ed effervescenza debole; non amando i whiskey non è che mi sia piaciuta molto.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11193) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle, bought @ systembolaget. Pours clear red with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has smoke, caramel, toasted, light vinious. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, caramel, smoke, light vinious. Fine bitter finish.


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