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


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Affinata 12 mesi in barrique. con lieviti da champagne. 16 degrees.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
375mL bottle in to the new CBS snifter. Served at ~53F. A - Pours a dark hazy amber (root beer-ish) with 1cm of khaki head and minimal lacing. I wasn’t expecting much with the abv. S - Tart cherry, fig, caramel, grapes, slight oak. T - Sweeter than the nose. Starts sweet with oakey caramel and vanilla and then finish with a strong dark fruit element(dates, plums, over ripe figs). A nice balance with just enough depth. M - Smooth and creamy carbonation and the french oak leaves a nice tannic finish. O - This was a damn fine "Barleywine", although I think it fall might fall more along lines of an Old Ale. The closest thing I could relate it to would be BA Decadence 08’ blended with BB4D... The alcohol is well hidden for a 16% beer, slightly warms you from the gut, but no outright alcohol smell or taste. I’m very glad to have another bottle of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2478) - 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 (4887) - 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 (3814) - 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 (1485) - 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 (5891) - 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 (1075) - 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 (608) - 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 (267) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (22726) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy dark brown, almost flat. Vinous nose with coffee and black pepper. Sweet with a distinct woody tartness, full bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Tart vinous wood dominates. Port and dark rye bread. Despite it’s size the malt character is never bold, just rich. A slight warmth in a mid bitter finish. Balanced and relaxed, yet with a hue WOW-factor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (914) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 Flaska systembolaget. Mörkbrun. Nästan svart vätska utan skum. Fuktig och lätt syrlig doft. Russin, druva, stall, jord och jäst. Smak som drar tydligt åt katrinplommon och russin. Portvin. Ganska robust munkänsla med vibbar av fuktig jordkällare. I stort sett ingen kolsyra, vilket inte riktigt är min melodi. Fubkar dock bra i detta öl. Komplex och lömsk

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