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Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: American Strong Ale
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A strong ale brewed with grapes from Sardinia


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2011
Aroma: fruits, grapes, yeasts Appearance: dark ruby Taste: complex, winey, a bit of acid, quite perfect. This is elegance! Palate: full body Overall: 20/20

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Una delle migliori birre italiane senza dubbio, barley wine con forti sentori vinosi molto delicato e piacevolmente equlibrato.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (312) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
Colore marrone scuro,schiuma beige abbastanza cremosa.Aroma di cioccolato fondente e di malto tostato.Sapore complesso di cioccolato, caramello e leggero di malto tostato e liquirizia dolce.Buona

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours brown with a pronounced light brown head. Smells of sweet malt, chocolate, some caramel. Tastes of grapes, chocolate, spices, a hint of bananas, dark fruits. Nice earthy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OffLicense (3) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
Bottle at Off License Roma ’08 BB10 made by Master brewer Nicola from the Barley Brewery, Sardegna. The peculiarity of this beer is that there is boiled grape must fermented together with the malt. Pouring the beer into a balloon glass we got a deep dark brown colored beer with a creamy compact, persistent head. Aroma wild Blackberries, Prunes, Raisins. Tasting confirm the dried fruits, blackberry conserve, wild cherry. Long persistent after taste. A fantastic Italian Style beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrt (62) - USA - APR 20, 2008
This beer is much like a port wine. Deep almost purple brown beer with a dense dense dense frothy head. Tastes like a porter in the beginning: big, roasted, nutty, and dry. BUT THEN! The taste transformed into a lush, vinous confluence of fruit jams, much more complex than the plum flavors that typically accompany a porter. Yes, very vinous and warm. A super-satiny mouthfeel., probably the defining characteristic. Alcohol was noticeable in the taste, but it was not problematic. Even though the flavor was addictive, something about the density of the beer made it hard to drink a 750 by myself. I managed, though. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle (330) from Liquid Solutions in Portland, OR. Dark brown color with a sumptious tan head. Aroma is like chocolately brown coffee. Hits the nose in an unusual way. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is grapey, musty, chocolate, coffee, and other stuff. Quite astringent. Not very vinous. Finishes quite chocolately. Not a great deal of heat, but reminds of liqueur. Extremely rich. Sort of like a quad in some aspects.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
I sardi la sanno lunga!!!!!!!� questa birra è eccellente.... una volta ho bevuto una bottiglia al bir&fud ke sembrava una quadrupel trappista stle westvleteren!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Hahahahaha, I love it man, I friggin love it. These guys are out there bustin their balls makin this great stuff for us to drink. This is great! Oh yeah, and this beer too! Poured with a nice foamy frothy thick tan head and some lace. Color is a very dark brown with red higlights.Aroma is a heady mix of malt fruit yeast fortified wine and chocolate. Flavor’s the same way, but with a lot more of everything. Quite sweet. Sipping beer for sure. Body is heavenly and has perfect carbonation for this style. Be nice to try with a good cigar. Sweet boozy finish. Sipping beer with your smoking jacket on. hahahah hell ya

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Un po’ tanto complessa per i miei gusti, e forse assaggiata non nell’occasione più sgombra e tranquilla per farmene un’idea approfondita. Mi piacerebbe riprovarla da solo in una circostanza più meditativa; complimenti comunque al simpatico birraio per l’idea di utilizzare il mosto cotto di Cannonau. _______secondo assaggio_______stasera all’Irish di Quinto decisamente in migliore forma, è stata la birra più buona della serata. Fantastica. Non saprei come descriverla nella sua originalità impressionante e nella sua estrema profondità; straordinaria. La rivoto.


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