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


on tap

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
23rd September 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Crispy palate, a tad dry. Smoky malt is immediately evident, but not overpowering. Smoke is well integrated with the fruit and the malt and this the smoke is balanced nicely. Finishes dry and with more of the same. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Selezione Birra 2012, Rimini. Pours a light brown color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is lghly hoppy with dominant roasted and smoked notes. Bacon and lard in the nose. taste is sweet-ish with a nice smoke presence. Again, the smoke is not woody but meaty. Good carbonation and medium body. Overall, very nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5592) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Purchased at Johnny’s Off License, near the Vatican, April, 2009. Shared at Skyview tasting, November 11, 2011, and I believe that photo is my bottle. I liked this more than the other guys, maybe because of memories of my travels. Anyway. Medium sweet with caramel and malt. Very low carbonation. There is also an earthy, light peat character I did not expect. Dry for a barley wine. 3 years old should not be too old for this kind of beer, and I think it held up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
This was an odd duck, light in color, with a bland malt profile. The flavor was both non-descript and slightly offensive. I don’t know what was going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1675) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
Amber body with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with some caramalts and a smokey touch: quite well balanced. Smokey, bit malty flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle @ RBBWG thanks to Benzai. hazy amber coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a medium off white head. Hoppy hinted aroma with some slightly roasted woody malty hints. Medium to full palate. Finish is herby yeasty with some oaky acidic hints. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 3, 2012
Ok ok, tutto molto bello e si beve che è un piacere. Si, ma il torbato chi l’ha sentito?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2012
Reddish amber, off-white head. Aroma of malts, leather, sweet nuts, some light hops. Malty flavour, caramel, sweetish combined with light sour tones. Some wood and yeast. Finish astringent, some vanilla and caramel.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
750 cl. bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 – thx to Benzai – amber with a white head, smells of nutty malts with a dash of hops, taste is not particularly distinctive or impressive caramel hops, some slight brown sugar, slight roast, medium bitterness, light hops, odd smokiness running through it, creeps a little bit up in the aftertaste, medium carb. & body, ok, certainly not bad but not particularly impressive either

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12357) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
Sampled @ RBBWG Antwerpen. Hazy dark copper, small white head. Smell malts, some alcohol. Taste malts, a little yeast, caramel and some hops. Average carbo, medium body.

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