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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 2, 2008
Numero deici de la degustazione cieco in casa di yespr. Botella. Pitch black colour. Bit smoky well roasted maltiness and caramel in the aroma. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is a bit smoky with a mild bitterness, roasted malt, some choclolate and spice. Dry roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
#10 Bottle 75 cl. [Mafioso testing @ yespr, thanks buddy] Average beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of toasted malt, fruit, grain. Hint of chocolate, some roasted malt. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and mild alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Roasted malty lingering finish. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 15 = 3.5

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle shared by Crosling, thanks Nick. Poured a deep brown color with a moderate off-white head that fades to a ring. Aromas of light chocolate and caramel with some moderate fruit including plum and raisin. Smooth, sweet malt entry with some light caramel and fruity undertones leads into a dry, bittersweet chocolate finish with a bit of spiciness. Smooth on the palate, light bitterness. Not bad, it just seemed to a mixture of different styles without one really standing out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle #10 at yesprs mafioso blind tasting. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, fruits and dried fruits with flowery notes. Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits and dried fruits with notesof spices and liquorice. Spicy and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle at tasting at Chris Fischer’s (from Liars Club) house. Pours with a dark red-brown body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a hint of spice and some candy sugar. Medium to full bodied and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Thanks for sharing, argo0! Deep mahogany, creamy white head. Warm fig and raisin notes lay on soft ashy chocolate and wood-like tones. Dried fruit and boozy cola flavors roll on softer tones of burnt chocolate from start to finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Not bad, but could definitely use some cellar time…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle. Dark, near-black chestnut brown color. Very little head, what’s there is light tan. Raisins, caramel, alcohol, a hint of syrupiness. Nice velvety palate. Burnt yellow raisin taste, some alcohol on the back end, a bit of funk mixed with molasses also. Some coffee-like notes come out as it warms. Enjoyable and really makes me want to try the Reserva.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(750ml bottle) Cloudy mahogany body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, ashy, some raisin, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/prune, alcohol (hot), some smoke, light chocolate, cola. Smooth medium-full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a dark reddish brown color; medium brown head with fine-bubbled lacing. Brown sugar, sugar, and cereal in the aroma; some cola. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; brown sugar, cola, and a reasonably dry core; pretty complex, tasty beer, well-attenuated with just a bit of lingering sweetness. Lengthy finish: toasty grains, cola, and breadiness; some boozy brown sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2008
750ml shard by argo0. Dark brown colored body swirls up some big, thick brown, viscous legs, and forming a medium sized frothy brown head. Sweet booze in the nose, some wood, some dark fruit, charred wood, vodka (?), and brown sugar making up most of the aroma, but lighter roast and smoke notes show through over time. First flavor is bran and nuts, turning more to a charred wood and wet soot flavor, then some rough plum and astringent soy sauce, before presenting a lasting, sticky finish of reduced brown sugar and resinous, nutty plums. Definitely has some good things happening, but as for the whole package, it could improve some. Seems to be a bit complicated and messy at times.


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