Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Barley Wine
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Affinata 12 mesi in barrique. con lieviti da champagne. 16 degrees.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Thanks to CanIHave4Beers for sharing this. Pours a muddy dark brown. Smells like balsamic vinegar and grapes. Cat pee. Flavor isn’t as balsamic-y. Kinda salty. Definitely doesn’t seem like 16%. Maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
1st Edition in Rome. Thanks Mortlach! Light root beer brown, mostly clear. A few soapy bubbles, wax, earthy resin. Flat stale root beer. A little thin, completely oxidized. A little vanilla, body is a disappointment. Touch molasses, fizzy. A miss due to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolas510 (1142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
Kolsvart utan något skum. 0 kolsyra... Doftar och smakar russin, körsbär, ek, portvin och något syrlig/sur. Ingen barley wine.. kolsyra hade höjt den..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2531) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
Pours dark brown with no head Aromas loaded of maltyness, dried fruits, burned caramel, pepper, liqourize, vinous alcohol, hints of sour cherries Taste has very nice oaky notes of cherries, burned caramel, sweet fruits, vinous alcohol, hints of liqourize, tart ripe apples Very well balanced barley wine that hides the high abv nicely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a deep amber color, with a two finger off white head that had some staying power. Aromas of hops, sweet malts, and some more hops. Flavor isn’t as sweet as I was led to believe. You can taste the alcohol from the get go, what follows is a nice mellow caramel/brown sugar (I Guess) sweetness that finishes with a nice bitter hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Light hazy deep brown liquid with minimal tan head. Aroma of chocolate, red onion, wood, lemon, coffee, red wine, red berries and oak. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of red berries, chocolate, raisins, tannins and oak. Full bodied with low carbonation. Nice, but a bit sour and weird. Reminds me of Oud Bruin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ippopotamo36 (1556) - Rome, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
First batch bottled in 2008, shared by Mortlach. 8 years old. Thanks. Dark caramel, no foam. Nose: powerful aroma of red fruit jam, macerated fruit, dry figs. Nice. Mouth: far too flat, oxidation did not work well, gone cola. This bottle has not aged well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from web SB cons 2016-04-15 Göteborg AR: first vinos, then kriek cewing gum, AP: dark ruby, no head F: dusty, vinos, dry, kriek, wee clean oak, kind of elegant, not a barley wine in my book...,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1094) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Mycket mörk brun, ingen kolsyra. Doft: Lite funk, kakao, fat/trä, lite körsbärsvin, mörk fruktkaka, lite romrussin. Stark 7:a. Smak: Som doft + lite rostat. Jäkligt god, alkoholen märks inte alls i smaken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (649) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with no head N: Caramel, oak, tobacco, figs, vinuos T: Grapes, tobacco leaf, red currant, vinuos O: Quite tart and a bit oxidized. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (281) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma; Vinous, liqourice, some pepper, resin, dark fruits, earthy, barrel notes and stable. Taste; Liqourice, pepper, resin, dark fruits, vinous, earthy, tobacco amd red currants.

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