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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts/caramel with maybe a touch of smoke. Flavor is sweet malt/caramel with a little acidity and again a hint of smoke (though the smoke taste is a little off). Finish is slightly bitter and has a burnt malt flavor that isn’t good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8626) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
75cl bottle shared with friends. Gushed. Thin white head. Hazy amber/blond pour. Smokey taste. Quite different for a barley wine

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours dark murky brown with practically no head. Aroma is nut, alcohol and a bit of caramel. Flavor is burnt hazelnut, alcohol and a lot of bitterness. This was not one of my favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAR 19, 2011
Bevuta a Selezione Birra 2011, Rimini; uno degli ultimi assaggi di cui ho ricordi offuscati e appunti incompleti. La ricordo simile a una scotch ale scozzese, buonissima.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
Brown bottle, 75 cl, drank with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on October 8 2011; eye: dirty brown, hazy, no effervescence, tiny sheet of creamy beige head; nose: almond, light malt, light burnt, alcohol; mouth: almond, light malt, alcohol, leather, smoked malt, finale in almond with presence of alcohol, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 75 cl, bue avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 20 février 2011; œil : brun sale, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige crémeuse; nez : amande, léger malt, léger brûlé, alcool; bouche : amande, léger malt, alcool, cuir, malt fumé, finale en amande avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture un peu mince; en résumé : bien bon

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (1089) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 7, 2011
Color ambrato scuro torbo con leggera schiuma. Aroma decisamente affumicato. In bocca ha un discreto corpo, e pian piano che la sorseggi piace un pò di più. Non male, ma forse bevuta troppo giovane. Un pò mi ha deluso però.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 6, 2011
On tap at bir&fud. Very complex beer, strong enough as regard the alcoholic graduation and very strong malt feelings. Persistent froth. Dark aspect and full bodied. The whisky taste is noticeable enough. Not too much indicated in summer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joen (45) - Tricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
75 cl bottle, amber beer with offl coloured head. Hoppy, bit cheesy aroma, and some wood and nut tones. Good mouthfeel but the taste is thin, biiter, slightly sweet. A bottle is too much

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Hazy brownish pour dark amber tint thin off white head .... aroma of smoked malt and chestnuts ... taste is smokey and chestnut honey with some fruit and a nutt finish ... medium bodied and a warming brew good for a cold winter night .... disappointing for a barleywine but not a bad brew overall

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5996) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle: Light brown foamy head on top of a dark hazy orange to brown colored beer. Smell some toasted malts, caramel, hints of smoke and peach. Taste lots of malts with hints of caramel, mocha, spices, speculaas, cinnamon. Earth in the aftertaste. Soft to silky mouthfeel, mid carbo.


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