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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9167) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
750mL at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fŗ in Rome. The pour is a near jet black with a large, tan head leaving webby lace. Aroma is Abbey Quadrupel: deep forest fruits, blueberry, raspberry chocolate, heavy dark fruits. Taste is massively sweet, cocoa, tart berries, butter, lightly metallic, a little watery. Palate adds some oil, ganache, fullness. Really just so far out of the barleywine category, but still a nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle from A Tutta Birra, Milan. Very dark brown pour with a vanishing tan head. Sweet, fruity vinous nose. Plenty of sweet malt and roast character in the flavour with notes of chocolate, spice, dark fruits and a slight sourness lurking. Dryish finish. Not really like any barley wine Iíve tasted but pretty decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2011
From a bottle poured a dark brown/black color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Tap. Huge light tan head on an almost black hue thatís more like a deep, dark brown. Rich maltiness and sweetness thatís balanced by a muted hop presence. Rich maltiness, with plums and dark candy sugar. Very thick body, and very soothing. Nice sipping brew and thanks to Alejandro at Bir & Fud.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 1, 2010
75cl bottle at Bir & Fud. Pours an opaque dark brown. Fine bubble tan head a d lace. Medium body. Fine bubble carbonation mouthfeel. Malty, raisiny flavor, sweet finish. Big beer with big flavor profile.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Dark Brown in color. Kind of muddled. Nutty. Like a huge nut brown ale. Big malts. Buttery, sweet, salty, but with some bitter hops. Interesting beer that I donít find overly pleasant to drink. Pretty good but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dried fruits, especially dates. Sweet fruity flavour with chocolate, somewhat cloying

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010 (Vintage 2007) - Thanks Alex. Clear brown - offwhite head. Roasted, caramel, sweetness, nutty, sticky body, candy, brown sugar, medium malty, dusty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2494) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
8th and final beer at the Finalmente Italian Beer Tasting in Sleepy Hollow, NY. This beer pours dark brown, tastes slighty sour with plenty of cherries and black berries, with some chocolate. great finish to a free beer tasting. glad my heritage is jumping in beer scene.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a bubbly dark brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma has notes of dark grains with a strong alcohol undertone. Flavor is full of dark grains and a bit of dark bread as well. The alcohol is less present and the beer is quite smooth. A lot of sediment at the bottom.


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