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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Very weird ale. Nose and taste of Halls sore throat lozenges. It’s odd. I’m sure it has its niche fans, but I’m not one of them. Rated 8/25/08

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Had this one @ Unofficial Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Amber colored brew. Smoky aroma. Flavor is smoky, some fruits, some malts, some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2010
Bottle @ RB meeting by Joes. A hazy red/brown colored with a small head. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with a little spices. The taste is watery, and dry bitter, with a little sweet. The aftertaste is a little bitter and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at Dutch RB meeting, thanks for sharing Savad! Pours a hazy deep orange color with almost no head. Aroma of spices, and smoky malt. Flavor is slightly spicy with a deep malt base, sweet and slightly bitter in the finish. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuncecredo (8) - ITALY - APR 6, 2010 does not count
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Aspetto dal colore arancio carico. Naso ricco e fragrante. Schiuma molto fitta un po meno persistente. In bocca risulta piena, sapori ben definiti (miele, torbato, luppolo) ma armoniosamente susseguiti uno dall’altro. Una grande birra, una delle mie affumicate preferite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. A funky barley wine. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with minimal head. Malty aroma with some wild yeast. Smoky flavor with notes of ham and bandaids. Also hints of toffee and caramel. More smokiness in the finish. Almost no bitterness. Medium in body with light carbonation. An interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allendodd (116) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours a dark, cloudy orange under an off-white head. Nose is malty sweetness with hints of floral aromas. Bottle indicated orange zest used in brewing and it’s possible that the floral aromas are actually the hints of orange. Nice, never the less. Mouth feel is very smooth, and at 8.7% there is no alcohol warming. The creamy softness doesn’t have the heavier viscosity I usually find in barley wines, and the sweetness doesn’t seem come from the malty thickness that most barley wines have - maybe that’s the honey talking. Nice beer. I’d drink it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle@Home. Smoked and fruity aroma. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, toffee, smoke, herbal. Sticky mouth feel. Flavourful yet easy going.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2010
Do not know if ITalians are ignorant about their beers of there is a lot of semi local distribution which leads normal beers drinkrs to ignore their existence in there but these guys know how to brew. THis barley one was not the exception and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

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