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


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with Cannonau grapes and orange peels

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8661) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx. tderoeck / Tim for this one. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Apparently made Italian grapes, yay, appears to be some kind of vintage, I am guessing 2011 but that is a pure guess. Pours a blackish brown with a tanned head. Smell sweet, sticky & tad boozy, mocha, grapes, yeast, brown sugar & very strongly vineous. Didn’t know this was made with grapes when I wrote this stuff, was just a bit surprised & figured it just went south like this :) taste is bitter coffee, spices, mocha, chocolate plus a strong vinous character, dark fruits, light booze, malty with red grapes // red wine, light red wine booze in the back. Rather smooth, both sides don’t entirely work, I feel, don’t know, remember the bottle & see the notes but no distinct memories, going mainly by my badly written notes :) This was the last new beer of the evening for me, after this just re-sampling & drinking leftovers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Una delle migliori birre italiane senza dubbio, barley wine con forti sentori vinosi molto delicato e piacevolmente equlibrato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6606) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of Nisse666. Black with beige head. Caramelly, chocolatey aroma with salmiak, and some red berries. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6723) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle from Bianco & Rosso, Palau Sardinia cons 2012-09-01 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, red berries AP: pitch black F: roasted malt, white sugary, fizzy, red berries, - were are the grapes???

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9852) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
Riserva 2011, BB MAR 2017, LOT 05-12
Clear dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, malty, grains, roasted, alcohol scent. Sweet, roasted, alcohol, char coal taste. Spicy and metallic aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (4683) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Nisse666. Pours hazy deep brown with a big frothy brownish white head that leaves some trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with dark bread, dark grapes, minerals, dry wood, caramel, cereal, alcohol, honey and red wine. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, sheet metal, dark grapes, resinous wood, grass, alcohol, vanilla, cereal, prunes and minerals. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy and medium Bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and fruity with dark bread, dark grapes, lemon zest, prunes and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Murky brown with a thin tan head. Fruity nose with an emphasis on the orange peel. Low carbonation with black tea and dark berry flavors. Soft, freshening mouthfeel with a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle from Bir&Fud Bottega, shared july 14th 2012. Hazy amber body, small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, raisins. Taste is sweet and fruity, chocolate, vanilla, blackberries, smoke, and a very winelike finish without going too far. A very different beer due to the winey notes, but a good one nonetheless

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10775) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to Mike! Pours a dark brown with a creamy brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a strong red grape note with tannins and dark grain backing. Flavor has a combination of dark grains and chocolate with a strong tart grape note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours dark black with a small white head nose is red grapes, wood, vanilla and hay. Taste is sweet. So sweet up front that you would think it is going to run away out of control but the balance improves throughout into and great flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and amazingly creamy. Heavy body and a huge aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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