Brewed by Almond 22
Style: Barley Wine
Spoltore (Pescara), Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 Bottle… Post RBSG ’08 O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Chapter 8… Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The nose is of nuts and caramel with pronounced smoke. Medium to full-bodied with sparkling carbonation. Sweet, nutty flavor and finish. Underrated! Kudos to SoLan for popping the top on this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2927) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy JMFG. Light cloudy brown pour with a big white head. Big smoky peat aroma. Smooth malty taste with a big smokiness. Not overpowering smoke, subtle tasty and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ [ Mafioso Blind Tasting @ yespr, Bottle #25.]
Unclear medium amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, smokey. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (300508)

   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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10406) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10198) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Blind tasting @ Yespr. It’s 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. I’m surprised to learn that this isn’t a smoked, but a barley wine?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (37603) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4189) - 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

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