Chuckaduck (610) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown-black with almost no light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, syrup, vanilla, berries. Taste is vanilla, dark fruit, alcohol; really good! This is really enjoyable. Full mouth feel. Get this.
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark fruit, malts and mild/medium vinous. The flavor is dark fruit, grapes/vinous, malts, very little carbonation, berries/raspberries, very slight astringency and a tangy/mildly alcoholic finish.
monk191 (728) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good, boozy barleywine. Pours a very nice cloudy red with a thin white head. Smells very smooth, a bit of booze and caramel. Taste is very malty, with a bit of chocolate. Very sweet aftertaste that lingers. Had in the bottle at La Trappe's Italian event.
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Silvan7 (583) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ AF 2013 Milano. schiuma beige grossolana quasi assente e di brevissima persistenza. birra ramata carica, tendente al marrone, opalescente. aroma abbastanza intenso, fruttato di amarene, cioccolata, toffee, lieve tostatura e alcool. gusto dolce amabile, poco amaro e solo da tostatura, acidulo. speziatura (cannella e zenzero) piacevole e non invadente, gustosa come un porto o uno sherry. alcolica , quasi per nulla carbonata, rotonda equilibrata ed armonica.
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown, no head
Winey, UVA passa
Sweet, hint of bitterness and sourness
Chocolate, uva passa
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fiammanghilla (427) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 37,5 cl.
Marcata 2011, 12 gradi.
Color miele scuro senza schiuma.
Carbonazione assente, corpo molto oleoso, spesso.
Aroma tostato, dolciastro e alcolico con finale però amaro piuttosto lungo.
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2nd May 2011
Cloudy brown - red beer, good creamy head. Sweet malt nose. Soft smooth palate. Sweet caramel malt with some toffee. Figs and dates when the beer is cold. As it warms up there is honey, guava and traces of red wine and aniseed. Smooth creamy finish. Tiny bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Delicious!! Unusual and highly drinkable!
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Open Baladin. Beer list said 12%. Pours garnet with a few bubbles. Very fruity aroma.Very fruits de bois. Med body. Little carb. Flavor is lightly herby medicinal, but still fruits de bois. Sweet but not too strongly so. The fruit tends to cut the sugar. Amazingly there is no heat. Tho my brow begins to emit droplets. Brilliant beer.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: sweet, complex
Appearance: dark amber
Palate: full body
Overall: 16/20 Nice BWine
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 bottle. $20 375ml...not sure why I bought this, but there are a couple other Italian beers locally that are over $30, so I guess this isn’t a horrible price...wait, it is! Pours with a murky brown body and a very minimal (if any head). Some alcohol legs. Aromas of brandy, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, almonds, red wine, red licorice, earth and tobacco. Mellow alcohol. Flavors are super sweet, licorice, prunes and ripe plums. Tons of brown sugar. Raw turbinado sugar and raw hazelnuts. Fruity. Sweet, boozy and tasty, but not worth the price. Not remotely worth it (if it was half the price, then maybe). Syrupy. Light bubbles.