overall
95
50
style
Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: Imperial Stout
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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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
BeerandBlues2 (13815) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is soft chocolate malt, nutty and bready malt, dates and figs, earthy yeast and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet bready and nutty malt, dark fruits, some cherry notes, light earthy hops and bitterness with a lightly sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.6
Ambro206 (364) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
Una birra incredibile, emozionante. Nessun confronto in Italia, Barley non delude. Al naso aromi vinosi e di cioccolato fondente conturbanti aprono ad una bevuta gloriosa. La birra si presenta nel bicchiere con il suo colore bruno e una discreta schiuma. In bocca si compie il miracolo gli aromi di vino, dati dalla sapa di Cannonau, i malti fortemente tostati e l’alcolicità si fondono alla perfezione. Non riesco a trovare un difetto a questa birra. Complimenti!

4.3
Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
Special strong Sardinian stout in which beer meets the mediterranean wine culture. Creamy, light beige foam, colour as good as black. Complex aroma of coffee, walnuts, chocolate, bayleaf, port wine, cassis, leather; taste bears loads of dark, candied fruits, complex spicy notes, full-bodied red wine and tannins, port wine, slightly smoky touch, near the end an increasingly strong, black coffee-like toasted bitterness, long and very dry with some warming alcohol. The idea of mixing beer and wine of high quality may seem odd, but in this case it works wonderfully.

3.7
Torrefacto (1756) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Color rubí oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas afrutados y dulces de uva. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce, algo ácido después y muy afrutada. Final seco. Muy rica.

3.9
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Beautiful vinuous aroma, oak, vanilla. Awesome. Dark brown poiur, almost no head. Sweet flavor, fruit, vanilla, wood, nice. The finish is oaky, slightly pine needle. Medium in body. Excellent.

3.4
DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy & Grippitis. Murky brown body, little head. Tart fruit, more cherries than grapes, chocolate, caramel. Low carbonation, medium bodied.

3.3
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Cloudy deep brown. Floaties. No head. Nose is chocolate and raisins, alcohol. Nice, but overdone. Flavor is raisin, alcohol, some chocolate. Nice, a bit thin. Finish is raisinettes.

3.4
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 11, 2013
Mi aspettavo meglio, un po’ astringente, note vinose un po’ slegate da quelle maltate... comunque il livello è sempre alto

3.5
tyler_durden (120) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2013
..... I don’t know..... i expected something more from this beer.....................

3.5
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 19/I/13 - 75cl bottle from Gradi Plato (Roma) @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: I/2014 - 2008 vintage (2013-81)

Clear purple brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, raisins, dried fruits, some chloride, grapes, bit sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sugary, red wine, grape fruice, pretty sour, bitter tannins, some caramel (ok, only read afterwards that this beer was made with grapes, suddenly the label makes sense). Aftertaste: little bitter, mocha, sour touch, caramel, bit malty, dry hops, bitter ending, bit chocolaty.


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