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Rome Maelstorm Barleywine

Formerly brewed at Rome Brewing Co. (Kenny’s Pub)
Style: Barley Wine
Roma, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
This is very limited and only available in bottles. It should be drank at 12-18 C and in a balloon shaped glass, in very small amounts...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
Bottle drank in August 2004 with the friendly brewer Mike. Deep amber coloured. Big aroma with loads of malt, fruits and hops. Complex flavour. Sweet and fruity with notes of cascade hops and especially pineapples. Bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. Smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied. I tasted another bottle in March 2005 which unfortunately had turned a little bit sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
Hazy red brown colour with no head. Sweet winy malty caramel aroma and a sweet fruity light alcoholic taste. Medium to full body and a sweet to alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours a hazy caramel color with a small head. Heavy aroma of malt, citrus and caramel with hints of stable. Very fruity flavor with malty notes. Orange and pineapple. Heavy, but hides the alcohol very well. Thanks a lot Ungstrup for sharing this 16% barley wine from Italy!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
A hazy brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramal and loads of hops. The alcohol is very well hidden behind the hops, though the mouthfeel is sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
Dark amber colour with off white head. Malty, fruity and sweet aroma with some alcohol. Flavor is malty with dark fruits and caramel, heavy alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Dark amber color. The malty aroma (nothing special) shows some infection. Tasting it, it’s no infected; it’s malty, and malty again, and a lot bitter; sweet nuts; too much alcoholic. Really rough!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
2004, The taste is sweet with a very nice balanced alcohol warmth. Light fruity and nutty notes. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Cloudy and deep amber. Nose was filled with sweet spices and citrus. Flavor was loaded with a zippy citrus, candi sugar, and caramel-coated apples. A little acidic at times. Sweetness was big up front, but seemed to thin out toward the finish. Malty barleywine with a tamed sweetness. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses), lightly yeasty (mold), with notes of peach, sherry, alcohol, and toffee. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation. A beer that seems to be more than the sum of its parts. Thanks to Nick for a sample of this rarity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Hot malty and alcoholic aroma. Very malty palate with a sweet hoppy taste. Doesn’t taste like 16% but still strong.

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