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

bottled
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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Cannonau grapes and orange peels

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   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4334) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11181) - 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.

4.2
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
From a bottle poured a syrupy black color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet caramel aroma with dark fruit and grapes. Maybe a hint of orange. Sweet flavor with caramel and dark fruit. Hints of grape, chocolate and brown sugar. Finish is smooth and sweet and similar to the flavor with an added hint of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle - "Brewed in 2010 with Cannonau Grapes". Pours a very dark, opaque brown with a short beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, grapes, sweet malt, soft grains, and caramel. Taste is big caramel and dark fruit notes with more grape in the background, powdered cocoa, soft grains and candyish notes. Body is medium-full with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more dark fruit, grapes, caramel, sweet malt notes, and grains.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex malt, dark grapes and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced grape sweet flavor with a medium to heavy grape sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (16191) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black. Wonderful full aroma of toffee, caramel, molasses, red grapes, orange peel and barley grains. Taste is the same, but less powerful. Medium body - maybe a little light for the ABV, but still satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4602) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
500ml bottle. Reddish-black or dark brown in color without much head to speak of. The aroma is rather vinous with a considerable roast/charcoal presence. Complex for sure, with some dark chocolate. The flavor is like a red wine/porter hybrid, very roasty with bitter chocolate notes. Medium-bodied with a low, wine-like almost, carbonation level. A nice unique beer overall.


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