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Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: American Strong Ale
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A strong ale brewed with grapes from Sardinia


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
dark brown pour with a thin head. smells like suntan lotion, oranges, and cola- but good cola.plum flavors that have a bit of roast, berry flavors come out & mix well. milk chocolate flavor lingers, a fun, changing taste that requires attention. interesting & pleasing. 4 7 7 5 16

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
tronraner’s Xmas Eve Eve Eve Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Dark dark dark brown with a chocolate brown at the light and a thin tan head. Aroma is raisins. Taste is mild alcohol heat and antiseptic

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle at Xmas Eve Eve Eve. Pours brownish with thin beige head. The aroma is nuts and yeast, maybe some chocolate. The flavor is raisin, odd sourness, nut, and toffee. Allright.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
Bouteille bleue, avec bouchon de liège, de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de raisins avec une pointe chocolatée et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de petits fruits avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #2049)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3427) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Bottle shared by lithy at Christmas Eve cubed. Opaque brown with a small creamy ring of bubbles. Chocolate, caramel and light wood on the nose. Tastes of peppery coffee, chocolate, oak and red wine. Medium body is watery, and dry with both alcohol and roast malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
20080202 750ml bottle, Spirits RB Hazed cola brown with lasting tan head. Aroma is earthy with dark fruits, toasted dark bread. Flavor is a revelation for this brewer, by far the finest of their offerings I’ve tried. Chocolate and dried dark fruit, light astringency, peat roast. Mildly dusty. None of the vinous character I was hoping for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle, Brewtopia. Opaque dark brown with tan head and looks creamy. Rich chocolate and carob. Creamy mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and distinct flavor of quality carob in here and very creamy. I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Glad Oakes wrote this down, I couldnt read my damn writing to figure out which beer this was!!! cloudy brown pour, with a decent brown head. Very malty and fruity on the nose with some notes of booziness. Flavor is fruity and malty as hell with maybe a tad too much sweetness...but it s very very good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Hazy dark brown. Chocolatey, with dark fruit and hints of tartness. Tart, some deep fruit and minerally single estate chocolate flavours. But overall, I’m not sure the package comes together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle from bhensonb. This dark brown ale poured with a nice tan head and a nose of pungent malt and alcohol. The flavor is about as strange as you think a grape stout would be but, nevertheless, very tasty and satisfying. There is a lot of chocolate mixed with fruit overlaying a heavy roasted malt base. Thanks Bill.


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