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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Matured in Barbera wine barrels for over 6 months.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
2009 vintage. 375mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours a deep dark mahogany / dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is very dry, oaky and vinous, with dry wood and grapes. Flavour is similar, with dominating dry vinous and oaky notes – I get mostly wine and wood here. Quite complex. Drinkable in small amounts, as the intense wine and oak become slightly overbearing after a while. This has held up exceptionally well over the past 5 years. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1943) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dan. Aroma is plums, chocolate, and port. Pours deep brown to black with no head. Taste is chocolate, oak, plum, cabernet, and caramel. Very sweet but it has a great tart oak port taste to it. Not too intense but some nice complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to Shig. Murky dark brown with a spotty head. Aroma is heavy red wine and oak mostly with some alcohol and dark fruit and lightly musty. Flavor is tanic oak, raisin, red wine and some tartness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very interesting beer, very wine like all around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3604) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle: Poured a reddish black with thin tan color head. Aroma was strong sour grapes and very wine like. Taste was sour grapes with offsetting malts and strong alcohol warming.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brystmar (1284) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Grapes, booze, other vinous characteristics dominate start to finish. Really reminds me of a mediocre wine in many ways. No thanks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from the brewer, thanks Riccardo! vintage 2009, 3 years old
Very dark brown color, almost black; small head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, with a pleasant wine twist, light wood too. The body is strong enough, with malt flavor, chocolate, quite strong sour presence, light fruits, vinous. Astringent final.
Dynamic and very pleasant, complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark malt, berry, tart, barnyard, dark berries, raisin, plum, oak, red wine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, raisin, red wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120324]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
14th September 2009
Opaque brown beer. Crisp palate. Sour start but it’s not puckery! Unsweet wood and some herbs in the malt. Finishes tangy and a crisp. An interesting sourish dark beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14047) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ Miss January / AA Meeting Afterparty Tasting, March 2012. Pours dark brown with a creamy bubbly head on top. Nose is fruity and tart. Lots of oak, caramel and red wine. Vinous, dry and tart. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5500) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2012
scura schiuma media poco persistente naso maltato leggero fruttato vinoso un tocca acido poco gasata discreta acidita finale non molto lungo


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