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Brewed by Almond 22
Style: Barley Wine
Spoltore (Pescara), Italy
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15519) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled 75cl (at ChrisO, BB 04/2013). Dark ruby color, steady beige head. Aroma of vegetables (beans) and smoke. Some caramel malts, prunes and notes of vegetables. Very light smokeyness. Not very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some wood and tobacco. Also some barnyard. Flavour is yeasty, malty and quite hpppy. Not very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
Quarter inch stiff and wiggly tan cap (mmmmmmmm……..stiff and wiggly) that sits on top a hazy brown body. Very interesting aroma, nuts, tobacco and old bubble gum? Aroma is not the greatest but its complex and interesting. Flavour is like the aroma not the greatest but very interesting. Lots of nuts some astringent, I taste the smell of fabric Band-Aids, some cherries and all comes across mildly bitter. More that I drink the more I notice prunes, figs, a mixed bowl of nuts, some orange and mild smoke. Very interesting beer will worth a try. Thanks Gully

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
The aroma is strange with chemicals, smoked malt, band-aids, and basement. The appearance is nice with hazy amber color and a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is OK. Overall this is one of the worst beers that I have had.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottled.An unclear orange-brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of smoke, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet though with an edge of acidity and notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and oranges, leading to a bitter and burnt finish. Huge thanks to yespr for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Hazy red-amber. Soapy, off white, medium head. Aroma: Smoke, caramel malt. Flavor: Like a Rauchbier, almond, caramel. fruits. Bitter finish. Personally, I feel this brew has been under-rated. I confess to having a bias towards Smoked/Rauchbiers, which are Lagers but that is what this reminds me of. Is this right for a Barley-Wine? No! But, I still like it and that is what this website is about; Personal Opinion!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a brown with an off white head. aroma of smoke, chloroseptic(thanks lumpy for pointing that out), and plastic. flavor had some spice, alcohol, and medicine flavor. light body and high carbonation. this one isnt my cup of tea.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, burnt grass, plastic, and orange peel. Flavor of almond, smoke, medicinal, burnt, caramel malt, and honey.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
WeeHeavySD’s bottle at the Fri. 13th tasting. Heavy orange amber color. Nose kept making me think of a dentist’s office, but I cannot say why. Some citrus flavor. Latex.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1856) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle from WeeHeavySD tasted at J&J’s Friday the 13th tasting. Thanks Jon! Very smokey aroma, almost too much. Amber color. Lasting creamy head. Bonus points being interesting. Flavor is low. If it’s from Italy, it’s probably expensive.


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