Grado Plato Kukumerla (Cucumerla)
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Brewed by Birrificio Grado Plato
Style: Barley Wine
Chieri (TO), Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Birra ad alta fermentazione di colore dorato ed elevato tenore alcolico (10% alc. circa). E’ una birra stagionale prodotta in prossimità delle Feste Natalizie e per riscaldare le orecchie durante il periodo più freddo dell’anno.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 20, 2012
500 ml swingtop. Murky amber with scads of partiuculate floaties, thick white head. Somewhat fruity aroma, sweet caramely malts. Rather sweet flavor, caramel and a hint of tropical fruitiness. Finish is sweet with boozy esters late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9089) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2015
500ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Shared. I don’t know how old this is, but it’s been in our cooler for I think at least 3 years. Hazy orange amber color. Ring of off-white head. Sort of hazy with lots of bigger particles in the body. Malty, fruity, mild vegetable in the aroma. Some nuttiness. Moderate sweet taste, mild dry finish, mild alcohol warmth on the end. A little musty, malty for sure, but doesn’t have the level of oxidization as I feared. Nice fruity notes, really. Nice prune, bit of ripe apricot. Medium to bigger body, though a bit thinner than expected. Mild slick finish. Kind of creamy. Solid, interesting malt heavy barleywine. Seems to have survived the age alright. I suppose it helps being kept in a cold dark cooler for it’s whole life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1735) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm pour hazy gold brown with no head. Nose sweet malt, apple, prune, honey, and some toffee. Taste big sweet flavors, similar to nose, some raisin as well. Late palate light bitterness. Light warming in the finish. Hides 10% pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7428) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2015
500 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, orange citrus, marmalade, syrupy mouthfeel but with a thin body, soft carbonation, caramel, dark fruit, the alcohol is well hidden, definitely sweet, nothing offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Appearance: clear amber/orange, completely flat, slightly syrupy. Aroma: apricots, almond paste, vanilla, oak, and sherry. Taste: stale cardboard, sweet marmalade, orange peel, damp basement, light buttered popcorn. Finish: lingering syrupy flat sweetness. Notes: A swingtop bottle, I think, does not allow for extensive aging and transport. Bottle was completely flat and flavors were a muddled mess. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy warming dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NordicV (1518) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
Gulorange, dimmig öl i stort sett helt utan skum. Söt doft med karamell och honung. Smaken är om möjligt ännu sötare, med inslag av bubbelgum. Saknar något som balanserar upp all sötma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy. Hazy orange colored with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of marzipan. Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and marzipan with notes of phenols. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Toasted malty. Caramelish, almost marcipan. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Keg at Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Cloudy amber, no head. Sticky caramel, syrup and honey. Heavy bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Caramel sugar. Warming finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Swing top bottle. Pours orange-amber, quite still, with nothing more tahn a quick fizzle for a top. The aroma is stark, rich with sugar and grape. Unfortunately, the mouthfeel is atypical and a bit off-putting. Flat and inactive, I fear I may have gotten a poorly aged bottle. There are some persistent, rich flavors of syrup, oak, even a little buttery Chardonnay. (#5604, 8/3/2014)

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