Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Thanks for sharing, argo0! Deep maroon, small white fizzy head. Oaken grape aromas warm to dark currant, cherry, and soft cheese-like tones. Tart funked grapes gain balance on touches of fruity booze and dry wood. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. I am starting to really like the Italian brew scene…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2008
500 ml bottle purchased at By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Poured a bubbly dark black body with next to no head. Nose of sour Brett, dark fruit, and powerful vinous grapes. Rich, dry, sweet, chalky, oily mouthfeel. Tannins, wine, malt, and mild hops on tongue. Finished funky, sour, and winy in the end. Not a bad beer, but for $15 a bottle, not sure I’d buy another. Still, a great find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle sample (from notes). Clear dark amber brown, no carbonation and a sour red wine and whiskey aroma. Flavor was sour red grapes, oaky, earthy and finished dry with some alcohol (but not overpowering).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (1991) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Nice nose, kinda. Smells like a stouty sour, not the other way around. Flavor leaves much to be desired. Very bready flavor, which is so far from a barley wine it’s not even funny. And the guy who rated before me sucks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep red brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of sour fruit, malt and chocolate. Flavor is slightly sour, with a lot of fruity and vinous notes, wood and malt. A unique, but nice BW.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
Barley wine tasting. odd one. brownish color good head, nose is sour kinda cherry or uhhm almost some lambic notes on nose. malty flavor and too sweet, maybe another one with some age would be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. Very dark, nearly black, with a small, filmy head. Aroma shows chocolate, some oak, red wine and funk. Flavor shows red wine soaked oak, dark fruit, which leads into a long, satisfying roast-like finish. Complex, with lots of taste. This could be Italy’s most refined and best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Smells pretty sweet, a little tart smelling, with some dark fruit, and caramel malt as well. The flavor was more on the fruity side, lots of creamy vanilla mixed in with grapes, apples, plums, and a touch of some bready yeast as well. The alcohol presence was masked quite nicely for a barley wine although this wasnt a monster of a beer by any means. I thought this was well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle at RBSG. I’ve seen this around, but haven’t tried it, possibly because it’s expensive. Black color. Dryish and bland. Eh.

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