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Grassroots Viola Sofia (Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Viola Sofia is an Imperial Stout brewed for our friend Manuele to celebrate the birth of his baby girl, who the beer was named after.
The beer spent 3 months in Jack Daniels barrels on top of cocoa nibs.
Evolving from travel and friendship, Grassroots creates artisan ales inspired by experience and imagination.
Ingredienser: Vand, bygmalt, humle, sukker, gær.
984 bottles produced.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from Domus Birrae, Roma; best present I ever had. Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, hints of smoke and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaghana (3808) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Fonefan thanks very much. A dark beer with medium head, nose is nice on dark malty, alcohol oak notes and prune. Aroma is on dark chocolate, prune, vanilla, oak, caramel, syrupy a complex and creamy body, light soy sauce touch, very interesting fruit notes, long and complex aftertaste. Exactly the imperial as I like them.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5336) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2012
scura buona schiu,ma piuttosto fine naso cioccalto caco amro caffe malto leggero miel di castangno media sechezza leggero etilico una nota di legno morbida

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. It pours an oily, dark brown body and a small, tan head. Quite a lot of vanilla on the nose, with dark chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon. A bit one dimensional maybe, but really pleasant, even though I don’t care too much about of JD. There’s some sweetness in the flavor, but it feels quite dry on the palate. Lightly warming, full-bodied and soft on the carbonation. Coffee, dark chocolate and some vanilla in the flavor, finishing with a pleasant hoppy bitterness in addition to the roasted flavors found initially. Pleasant indeed. Starts a bit boring, but after a sip or two I really enjoy it. 120915

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small oily off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roaated with some coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak and wood. Full body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long oak, vanilla, chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle shared at the September 2012 Santa Cruz tasting. Pours darkest brown with a tiny tan head. Inky coconut dark chocolate aroma. Dry silky cocoa flavor, roasty, toasty barrel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3244) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
Wow. Best impy stout ive had in a good while. Bright dry dark roasty chocolate. Nice strong bitterness to the comples cocoa coffee roast notes. Real strong shwing. Beyter than that damon beer i think.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (5793) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, borbón, oak. Flavor of malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak. Thin to medium, soft carbonation. Very smooth and lovely beer. 120712

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle @ Rene’s house, picked up at Fano. Nice whiskey, rich toffee, rich chocolate/cocoa, delicious vanilla aroma. Rich dark chocolate, big toffee, fairly sweet caramel, mild whiskey, a bit woody flavor. Super smooth and delicious.


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