santinogbr (1) - - DEC 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark, toasted but fruity almost sweet old ale with some sour points and medium body, very tasty and good complexity.
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to Federica and aged for 12 months in the Rimini house cellar. It pours a clean copper brown color with a large off white head. It is actually a gusher. Aroma is sweet roasty and tangy all together, with notes of caramel raisins coffee roasted pecans and tangy red berries. Taste is also sweet and tangy with some roasted coffee beans, earthy cocoa, raisins, tangy red berries. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a sipper, a more similar to a tart porter than a barley wine.
tricksta_p (3532) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. As "Birra Montegioco Bran", abv 8.8%. Huge explosive gusher upon opening the bottle. Aroma is dark malt, spicy notes, roast, Belgian yeast, coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel, touch of raisins. Flavour is medium sweet with some roasty bitterness in the finish. Body is medium, a bit too heavily carbonated. Overall quite nice, a bit like a meeting of Belgian strong dark ale and Porter.
Werckmeister (2215) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
IlGagario (115) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bevuta alla spina a Montegioco alle birre della merla 2016. Scura buona dolce schiuma giallognola in stile. Finale striato.
laurape (10) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
NosirIwont (2350) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle share at VBC. Very dark brown with a off white head. Sweet aroma, prunes. Medium body, low bitterness.