Brewed by Revelation Cat Craft Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Rome, Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1050   ABV: 35%
This is an Ice Roasted Barleywine which has been obtained by a blend of a strong barleywine and an Imperial Stout. then the blend has been frozen and the ice extracted. A special of the “Blackbird Series“, released only one time a year at the festival “Merla“ held outdoors in Montegioco, in the northern part of Italy on the coldest days of the year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Handpumped. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty with a nice caramelish note. Dark malty and dense toffee roasted caramelish. Vague smoked note. Lingering dark malty with a slight chocolate note to the smooth malty base. Liqourice too. Lingering into a nice finish with a warmning to hot finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
@ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Handpumped. This pours golden orange. The aroma bursts with honey, apricots, candied oranges and a hint of petrol fumes. On the palate it is sweet with an amazing balance between the boatload of candied fruit and the alcohol that provides the backbone as well as a nice refreshing acidity. Comes across as a strong beer, that actually seems more like a sparkling dessert wine, but if served blind, one would never guess at what is the actual alcohol content. This is a masterpiece and by far the best and most drinkable of the competitors for "The Strongest Beer in The World".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Cask at Kbh. BeerFest2010. Clar dark nutty brown - small offwhite head. Dark malts, nutty, sweetness, roasted, sharpness, aloholic, orange, light hoppy, caramel, chocolate, toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
On Tap at TAP 1, Copenhagen 07/05/2010 Sherry fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of bitterness in a dry and warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2010
Cask at CBF2010. Pours a mahogany colour with no head. The aroma sweet and a little boozy, with notes of raisins, prunes, caramel and port. The flavour is sweet and gently roasted malt, caramel, raisins alcohol and fruit. Its not even close to be so boozy, as I expected - nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
Draft. An unclear brown beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol as well as medium notes of caramel, prunes, and dark fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, prunes, and wood. The body is strong, and the alcohol burns in the throat. Thanks Alex for the big taster of this fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
A Mes rate. Draught at Københavns Ølfestival 2010
Superb stuff. Incredibly smooth considering what it is. Drinks more like 15 than 35%, impressive alcohol hiding skills Alex... A chocolate and coffee dream, proper full on mad and bad. Fruity liquorice and the hit of bitterness is awesome, just awesome. It sits perfectly alongside the big spicy alcohol. Huge brown sugar finish that leaves me licking my lips. Very little burn for a beer of this size. Brilliant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2010
On tap KØ-2010. Dark amber colour. Aroma is caramel, malt, dried fruits, alcohol. Flavour is caramel, malt, hop, alcohol, dried fruits. Intense powerful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 6, 2010
Unclear deep red-brown colur, no head. Sweet dark fruity alco caramel pleasant alco berry malty aroma. very pleasant. Sticky mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruity malty stinging alco bitter berry caramel dark malty flavour. long lasting sweet caramel malty alco finish. Damn the alcohol is well hidden actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25462) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2010
Draught@CPH BeerFest2010. Red colour, no head. Aroma is fruits, wood, raisins, alcohol and mild malts as well. Flavour is raisins, plum, alchol, sweet malts and some spices. Quite much alcoholic burn in the finish. Yet quite nicely balanced.

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