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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7850) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2010
On tap. Pours brown with a small off white head. The aroma contains lots of berries, prune and lots of caramel. The flavour is dark fruit, prune, raisin, hops and loads of caramel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2010
Sampler @ Ølfestival København 2010 courtesy of Beer2000. Clear dark brown. No head. Rich port aroma, dark dried fruits and vinous notes. Alco warmth, port, roasted taste. Full bodied and flat. Smooth. Really nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21590) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2010
deep black ... no head ... rich deep toffee nose ... intence roast malt ... toffee ... loads of spirit burn ... almost chilli ... little chocolate ... very sweet ... nic e but a little too much

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4438) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
Draft at DBF 2010. Orange-red with an small off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dried fruits, licorice) and of alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet,strong in alcohol. Full body. Despite (or because of?) the strength very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010

Draught @ Olfestival Kobenhavn 2010, Carlsberg TAP1, Ny Carlsbergvej 91, Copenhagen V, Denmark.

Clear dark brown color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, moderate chocolate, dried fruiut, light to moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, warm finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100506]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
On tap. Pours a cloudy opaque orangey brown with no head whatsoever. The aroma is almost entirely boozy with pleasant woody accents. Very full-bodied and completely flat, syrupy, wood and Sherry notes with some chocolate in there as well. Very hot alcohol finish. But all in all a surprisingly pleasant experience. 070510

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2010
On tap at KØ-10. A hazy, dark brown drink with a little hint of off-white head. The aroma is like a bock, only many times as intense, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and a good dash of alchol. Not as intensely alcoholic as one might expect considering the (supposed?) ABV. The flavor on the other hand is much more alcoholic, almost burning warmth in the mouth after a little while. Full-bodied and sweet, with caramel, some chocolate and dried fruits. Long finish tasting like a super-suped up bock, and really warming. Overall, a beer too focused on alcohol, but still it’s a lovely one. 100506

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
Draft @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown amber color with no head. Has a fruity woody roasted dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish warming slightly roasted malty dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a warming alcohol malty caramel finish with hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2010
Tap @ CBF, 2010.
Pours pale chestnut with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is vinious, sweet, softly roasted, lots of liqourice, almost salmiak in character. Low carbonation, fat, dry and very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet, sugary, plums, liqourice. Very warming. Still okay, incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Draft @ 4:20, Rome. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Coffee roast, chocolate and dark fruit. Oily, stikcy and slick. Smooth with a bit of burning alcohol. Actually quite drinkable!

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