Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: American Strong Ale
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with Cannonau grapes and orange peels

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1220) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2017
2008 bottle. 5 oz pours a dark black color with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate malt, dark fruits, caramel. Full bodied, a little past its prime, but a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Deep plummy brown under a thin light tan head. Lovely boozy toffee malt aroma with a big sticky grape and fig and raisin nose. Big semisweet nose with sweet berries and grape and fig and belgianish undertones with a mild grapey fleshy dryness and mild citric bitterness. Smooth and fruity sweet overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6042) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Brown color with a hint of ruby when held to the light. Diminishing tan head. Sweet toasted to roasted malts, mild oak and spices in the scents. Dark dried fruit, mild coffee, earth and woody flavors. 10/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
75cl bottle @ Finissons ces pétroles tasting, merci Vincent. Cuivre, col fin beige. Arôme au nez malté, grillé, biscuité avec un rétro fruité noir, certainement le raisin pressé, je note aussi une petite touche de noisette. Palais est malté, grillé, caramel, biscuité, fruits noirs tirant vers la figue et date et prune, en fin de bouche je trouve également un léger ajout de fraise. Le profil de raisin arrive en rétro et contraste avec le côté malté.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenL8 (124) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Pours almost black with a nice cappuccino coloured frothy head. Aroma is very complex and intriguing, quite roasty but I can definitely also taste the grapes! They give a fruity feel to the stouty aroma. Maybe even some hints of chocolate. Quite thick mouthfeel. Flavour is also very complex, quite roasty, but smooth. It is vinous, quite earthy, prune and especially cherry notes, really feels like a mix of an imperial stout and a good red wine. Finish is smooth and herbal sweet, has something of a red wine finish but also bitter. Doesn’t linger as long as most impys though. Brilliant beer and really exciting to try a grape ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iquito (12) - - JUL 3, 2016
Noticeable grape notes and fruit flavor. Reminds me of good classic imperial stouts, but seems lighter and more fruity. Appearance is great: dark brown with almost white foam. It has a nice grape aftertaste which lingers for some time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Danilovic (1) - - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
Birra emozionante, scura, corposa, equilibrata, profumi intensi di caramello uve passite, frutta secca e cacao, al palato non delude le aspettative, anzi, le supera! Capolavoro.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Absolutbeerginer (54) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bière chaleureuse douce-amère. Les arômes de cacao et de café se mêlent aux arômes de résinée, raisins secs et de mélasse. L’alcool est bien (trop) prononcé au nez et en bouche. Un peu écœurante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBrewMilano (2) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Aroma di malti tostati, ma più complessa; colore scuro, lucido, riflessi color prugna fino al rubino. Apre come una stout, ma poi c’è il dolce di una freschezza totale, che non può diventare stucchevole. Il palato rimane con decise note tostate ma ammorbidite da un fruttato fresco, intenso e persistente dato dall’uva. Gran birra, ben bilanciata nasconde bene l’alcolicità dei 10abv, l’unicità complessiva la rende un’esperienza da fare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 9, 2016
Comprata in bottiglia da 75 a lo sfuso a torino e bevuta a temperatura ambiente. Colore tonaca di frate. Schiuma media e poco persistente. Stile a se con note di liquirizia. Buona percezione del cannonau. Dialettale. Punta di astringente.

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