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95
87
style
Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: American Strong Ale
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Cannonau grapes and orange peels

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3.7
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2008
PIB 2008. Pours copper/brown with a soft beige head. Fruity nose, grape, chocolate and spice. Dry finish with a soft reemergence of red grape in the aftertaste.

3.9
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle from PIB 2008--Poured a deep brown-red body with a tiny off-white head. Sweet vinous nose with a mild malt and chocolate tinge. Very nice, finished dry and crisp. Yum!

3.8
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Great thanks to Emanuele and the staff at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà and Bir & Fud for sharing this with me on my last night in Europe. Pours medium brown with a minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, caramle, and dark fruits, Flavor is similar, bull of dark malts. Has some roast bitterness in the finish. Very nice beer.

4.5
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours brown with a pronounced light brown head. Smells of sweet malt, chocolate, some caramel. Tastes of grapes, chocolate, spices, a hint of bananas, dark fruits. Nice earthy finish.

3.3
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
750ml, blue bottle. Pours reddish brown. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor of chocolate malts, lots of dark fruits. We all guess that that you’re paying for the pretty blue bottle.

3.5
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
[Italian Blind tasting @ yespr, Bottle 15#] Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, caramel, hops, coffee and chocolate notes. Ends mild bitter.

3.7
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Blind tasting @ Yespr. Dark, red-brown with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavour has sweetness, notes of roasted malt, sweet coffee, chocolate and some dark fruits. I was convinced that this was a stout, hmmmm...

3.6
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle#15: 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a lacing tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Flavour is roasted malt with a smooth chocolate note and a solid bitter finish. Roasted malt flavour follows this into the finish. Nicely flavourful beer.

3.5
fiulijn (20494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
2008-05-30, blind tasting at Yespr’s
Dark brown color; creamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some roasted malt, even some nice hidden hop. Good body structure, it has some sweetness, starting with a chocolate flavor, then some caramel and light roasted malt and sweet liquorice. A bit chaotic, but good.

3.5
faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 2, 2008
Numero quindici de la degustazione cieco in casa di yespr. Botella. Hazy deep dark brown colour with a medium creamish head. Sweet yeasty chocolate aroma with ripe fruits. Good mouthfeel. the flavour is sweet with toasted malt and caramel, yeast, some ripe fruits and chocolate, bit of alcohol and a mild pleasant bitterness. Yeasty bit alco finish.


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