Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma - 04/10/12.
Mid black with a big frothy mocha head - not your typical barley wine appearance!
Nose has tones of wine, grapes, light roast malts, fruits and raspberry.
Taste is milk chocolate, raspberry, fruit with undertones of maltesers.
Fullish bodied with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. The alcohol is well hidden.
Decent drop but surely not a barley wine? Not sure how best to describe this mind!
timmckee03 (27) - Toulouse, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was expecting a stout, but this is not as dark but very full bodied and flavorful. 750 ml bottle purchased from Open Baladin in Rome and aged 6+ months. Smooth and easy to drink for a 9.5% beer. Nicely aged, sweet, cognac flavor on the finish. Great beer, would definitely buy again if available.
Hans84 (4) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dieses Weissbier ist belgisch beeinflusst, im Stile einer Abtei gebraut. Obergärig gebraut, Das „Pieuse“ hat ei-nen schönen gelben Mantel mit einem kompakten Schaum. Im Mund könnt ihr Aromen von Gerstenmalz erkenne mit einer Zitronennote erkennen. Ihre Bitterkeit ist sehr diskret.
daje (2761) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Gaasa, june 11th 2013. Dark brown body, like cola with water, no head at all. Very little carbonation. Aroma of sherry, roasted malt, red berries and dusty hops. Taste is vinous with caramel, raisins, roasted malt and raspberries. A very special blend that grows a lot, first impression was not the best, however the beer turns out to be really delicious and complex.
fiulijn (16642) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Atuttabirra, Milan, L072/120, bb Jul 2014
Dark brown color with ruby shades; medium sized compact head. Mild aroma of caramel, raspberries, and a touch of vanilla; delicate and intriguing. Full bodied; the mouthfeel is smooth, with high carbonation; malt and caramel flavor, with moderate sweetness in the front, but getting leaner in the final; also the mild roasted malt note are more evident in the end; the raspberry presence is light, and provides some tannins; correct bitterness. In the final there is a light biscuity note, a bit dusty.
Original blend, very pleasant and balanced.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Open Baladin Roma. Different, it’s a nice experiment. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, butter, citrus, and cherries. Taste is sweet, with light sour notes, and average length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Very dark brown, head doesn’t last.
daniele (6710) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura schiuma media media persitenza naso fruttato etiico leggero legno frutta secca amaro medio frutta sciroppata
Mortlach (1372) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13/09/2012 Open Baladin Roma (tap). Bruna, non molto densa, schiuma bianca leggera e non molto persistente. Naso debole, sentori netti di malto, note etiliche, lieviti, zucchero. In bocca è assolutamente sbilanciata, dolce, con sentori netti di malto, manca totalmente la componente caffettosa e quella amara del luppolo, leggero retrogusto di lampone. Stucchevole fin quasi dai primi sorsi. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Deludente.