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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Tap. Huge light tan head on an almost black hue that’s more like a deep, dark brown. Rich maltiness and sweetness that’s 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 (1034) - 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 don’t 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 (12209) - 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 (14798) - 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 (3047) - 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 (9336) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alphadelic (2015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2010
This one is a good few years old. Bran flakes an blackberries on the nose. Sweet black cherries fil the mouth entirely. Absolutely beautiful subtle and smooth. No hint of the alcohol at all. Cherries, cherries, cherries. Crazy drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (20080) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 2nd January 2009
Very dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Hard to pin down. Slightly sour like a porter but has a chocolatey character. Like a hybrid of a porter and a Belgian brown. Dry finish with a sour malt aftertaste and a little chocolate too. Unusual!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate and malt aroma. Chocolate and rich malt flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Chocolate, malt, and light yeat lingers.


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