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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
Algstrand (1) - - SEP 29, 2011 does not count
licorice, caramel, roasty, brown, black, minimal head, full body, soft carbonation, long finish, full body,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rauchbierlover (588) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
On tap@Macché during "Birre sotto l’albero 2011". Deep black color with a frothy tan head. Aroma of berries, cocoa. Full bodied beer with flat carbonation. It’s a perfect mix of sweetness and bitterness. Starts sweet and ends a bit dry and bitter. If you find it, you must drink it!

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Wonderful aroma and taste. Sweet with coconut/vanilla flavors from the barrel aging. Highly recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pours black with a small beige head. Very sweet with a light bitterness. Mellow aromas of toffee, chocolate and coco nut. Light alcohol notes. Full bodied with a slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 Bottle, thanks Ryan for sharing. Dark brown with small tan head. Nose is strong coffee, roast, light anise, light cocoa. Flavor is extra roasty, char, light cocoa, coffee. Medium bodied. ******************Glad I am getting to try multiple bottles of these Grassroots beers. Thanks Ryan. This is a remarkably different beer when it is not served out of an icy cold cooler and drank outside in cold temperatures on new years eve. both very enjoyable experiences but letting this beer warm up JUST A BIT makes a HUGE difference in the quality of flavor and aroma. I guess it seems obvious for the average beer geek but damn am i more impressed. Unassuming dark fruit comes through much more, a very nice dark chocolate mousse, coffee, light bourbon that melds perfectly. A very well done ba imperial stout. Nice job Ry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Good job frumpyhumpty. Very nice barrel aging here. Vampires are fags. Yep. Queers!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Fantastic stuff. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch, coffee. Palate is a bit thin and watery but the taste is layered complex and really great. Bourbon is an accent flavor and does not overpower the roasty richness of the base beer. wow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a strong chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little whiskey, little vanilla and a little liquorice.


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