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Brewed by Almond 22
Style: Barley Wine
Spoltore (Pescara), Italy
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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. POurs a cloudy dark amber color, with a small white head. Smells of some smoky peat, a little wood, dark malt, and nutty roast. Liked the aroma. The flavor had a big, nice, smoky complexity ot it that was refreshingly interesting in this brew for this style. Very woodsy, with the fruits and roast coming in towards the finish. The smoke however lingers in the aftertaste, leaving a smoky bitterness on the palate. I dug this brew. Definitely underrated at this point, almost laughable at some of the scores.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Portland International Beerfest 2008 on tap--6 tickets for this beer and look at the score people give it! Poured a cloudy amber-brown body with a thick off-white head. Smoked peat, sugary creamy vanilla and roasty malts nose. Nose carried well into flavor. Also carried some piny notes with some oak or alderwood flavor. Very enjoyable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2008
PIB 2008. Interesting brew, prefect for a winter day, maybe just a touch over the top in dead summer. Pours darker amber with a soft tan head. Smoked flavors build on a toasty and nutty base. Earthy and woody flavors show in the finish, sort of camp-fire in a bottle in the aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
[Italian Blind tasting @ yespr, Bottle 25#] Hazy deep amber with large off white creamy head. Smoky aroma with toasted malt and caramel notes. Smoky flavor with roasted malt, caramel and note from infection. Finishes bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Blind tasting @ Yespr. Itís red-brown with a creamy head. The aroma is smoked with sweetness and notes of bacon. The flavour is smoked with notes of caramel, malt and bacon. A nice smoked beer. Iím surprised to learn that this isnít a smoked, but a barley wine?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle# 25: 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy amber to brown with a lacing white head. Light citric and solid smoked aroma. Flavour is rubber smoked and with a mild caramel malt beneath. Has a light acidic note. Ends medium dry and tarish smoked.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
#25 Bottle 75 cl. [Mafioso testing @ yespr, thanks buddy] Average creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Aroma of smoke rubber, plastic, fruit, citrus, caramel. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet and sour flavor. Light sour fruity and smoked finish. 5 / 3 / 5 / 2 / 10 = 2.5

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014
2012-12-07, bottle, 8.5% ABV, 7-5-7-3-14=35
batch 76, bb 01.2016

Hazy dark amber color, with generous compact head. The aroma is mild, a bit smokey, but also earthy; shaking the glass some thing better and deeper comes out. The flavor is malty, the body is medium, not too round and strong; there is a mixed smoke and cabbage note that disturbs (already found it in other similar beers); correct bitterness; the final is rather simple.
Not bad, but confused, and not enough malty to be a Barley Wine as they promise.

2008-05-30, blind tasting at Yesprís, 8.7% ABV, 6-4-7-3-14=34
Cloudy amber color. Medium smoke aroma. It has a quite round body and a nice malty sweetness, a touch of apples and good smokey touch. Good.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 2, 2008
Numero venticinque de la degustazione cieco in casa di yespr. Botella. Murky amber brown colour. The aroma is sweet, bit smoky and soursih. Sweet, mildly bitter, fruityish and bit smoky flavour. Dry bitter-sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle #25 at yesprs mafioso blind tasting. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and smoke with flowery notes. Sweet flavour of fruits, caramel and smoke with flowery and burnt notes.


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