fiulijn (13334) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como; batch A, bb 12/2017
Cloudy red-brown color with generous head, and nice perlage; the bottle was slowly gushing. Aroma of caramel, soap, rubber. Malt and caramel flavor, full bodied, with a round but overcarbonated mouthfeel; there are hints of nuts, vanilla, candi sugar, rubber; correct bitterness, with a touch of sweet liquorice in the final, very light yeast, and warming alcohol; the final is a bit dusty too.
The Belgian character is quite true; it doesn’t fly though, it still needs to be refined.
(note: despite being self-defined Barley Wine, it’s a Quadruppel by taste)
BoBoChamp (4979) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, as The Oracle, new exclusive Italian brewfirm Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/spicy and slightly fruity/roasted, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
daniele (4748) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mogano buona schiuma non molto persistente fruttata maltato caramello frutta secca liquorosa nocciola leggero pepato buon corpo
bičregourmet (28) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from 33cl stocky bottle.
Appearance; Beautiful label, fluid is dark with red shadows, big white foam.
Aroma: black pepper, candy sugar, toffee, liquor, red and dark fruits.
Taste: like the aroma, but more complex and with a long aftertaste
stoutproever (15) - - APR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m the first taster for this beer of this unknown brewery. Strange to see that this italian brewery brews in the Flemish region. Label says :barleywine:, not sure about, this is a belgian strong dark ale with soft white foamy hat and round body. I like as they have played with malts and yeast. Wishful to discover oher beer from this new brewery.