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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
santinogbr (1) - - DEC 31, 2009
dark, toasted but fruity almost sweet old ale with some sour points and medium body, very tasty and good complexity.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2016
0,33l bottle at home bought at Astral Beers, Bologna. BB 31.12.2017. dark brown color, small tan head. smells raisins, marzipan, light sherry, light fruity, parfume, some bitter chocolate, licorice. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, dried fruits, light raisins, spices, some sherry, light sweetness. finishes lightly dry with notes of dried fruits and spices. quite good one, i am not a big fan of barley wines, but this one is quite nice and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IlGagario (108) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2016 On tap. Colore nero, testa colore caffé/beige/grigio cremosa e persistente, naso sentori di legno e resina caramellata. Carbonazione cremosa da soffice a media. Corpo da medio a pieno, con sensazione da oleosa a cremosa, non pastorizzata. Alcool ben presente, caloroso ma non invasivo, placato da note cremose di formaggio, burro e umido di grotta, mouthfeel segnato da nota leggermente acida sul fondo del palato. Piacevole aroma tostato lungo la beva con sul fondo note di frutta secca, amaretto e biscotto. Finale di nocciola tostata, più breve del previsto e pulito. Dopo la beva si avverte sensazione dolce di caramello. Buona intensità da barley wine, con picchi di dolcezza e alcool in una trama complesa ed avvolgente.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016
Bevuta alla spina a Montegioco alle birre della merla 2016. Scura buona dolce schiuma giallognola in stile. Finale striato.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laurape (10) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown whit light brown head. Nose: prunes and raisin, some alcoholic. Taste: mocha, roasted malty and some burned Sugar, dry in the final. Not a barley wine in my opinion, remember me a dark belgian stronge Ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2288) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 8.8%. Best before 30.06.18. 10 cl. sample. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a tan, dishwash head. Dryish aroma, a bit roasted, with notes of coffee, fruit and cereals. Tart, sweet, fruity flavour with an alcohol note. Lingering fruity, bordering grainy note, as well as grassy and a bread note as it warms. Too much carbonation. Overall so-so. Feels unbalanced. 01.05.15.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2664) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Pours dark, black in glass, thin tanned head. Smell of toast, caramel, coffee and some perfume. Heavy sweet, malty and fruity, alot of prunes, toast, ash and coffee. Moderate bitter finish. Very interesting BW from Italy

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 black of color with a brown foamy head. An aroma of cold coffee, charcoal and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, burnt malt and cold coffee.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Very dark brown with a off white head. Sweet aroma, prunes. Medium body, low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1055) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Flaske medbrakt fra roma av snill kone. Svart farge, moderat karbonert. Tynn skumrand. Lett oljeaktig tekstur. Smaker kaffe, mørk malt, karamell, brunt sukker. Meget fornøyelig, men usikker på hva slags type øl dette er

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3304) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Cocoa powder, sweet dark fruit, and fumes. Dark translucent brown color. Thin chocolate initial, gentle strained prunes in mid, some light sugar, and the dark fruit reasserts itself in the finish. Medium body. Very gentle, pleasant, and smooth.


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