Danilovic (1) - - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: fruits, grapes, yeasts
Appearance: dark ruby
Taste: complex, winey, a bit of acid, quite perfect. This is elegance!
Palate: full body
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Una delle migliori birre italiane senza dubbio, barley wine con forti sentori vinosi molto delicato e piacevolmente equlibrato.
MrGGen (333) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore marrone scuro,schiuma beige abbastanza cremosa.Aroma di cioccolato fondente e di malto tostato.Sapore complesso di cioccolato, caramello e leggero di malto tostato e liquirizia dolce.Buona
Ambro206 (361) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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’alcolicitŕ si fondono alla perfezione.
Non riesco a trovare un difetto a questa birra.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
OffLicense (3) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Off License Roma ’08 BB10 made by Master brewer Nicola from the Barley Brewery, Sardegna. The peculiarity of this beer is that there is boiled grape must fermented together with the malt.
Pouring the beer into a balloon glass we got a deep dark brown colored beer with a creamy compact, persistent head. Aroma wild Blackberries, Prunes, Raisins. Tasting confirm the dried fruits, blackberry conserve, wild cherry. Long persistent after taste. A fantastic Italian Style beer.
BenL8 (89) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jrt (62) - USA - APR 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is much like a port wine. Deep almost purple brown beer with a dense dense dense frothy head. Tastes like a porter in the beginning: big, roasted, nutty, and dry. BUT THEN! The taste transformed into a lush, vinous confluence of fruit jams, much more complex than the plum flavors that typically accompany a porter. Yes, very vinous and warm. A super-satiny mouthfeel., probably the defining characteristic. Alcohol was noticeable in the taste, but it was not problematic. Even though the flavor was addictive, something about the density of the beer made it hard to drink a 750 by myself. I managed, though.
bhensonb (14492) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (330) from Liquid Solutions in Portland, OR. Dark brown color with a sumptious tan head. Aroma is like chocolately brown coffee. Hits the nose in an unusual way. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is grapey, musty, chocolate, coffee, and other stuff. Quite astringent. Not very vinous. Finishes quite chocolately. Not a great deal of heat, but reminds of liqueur. Extremely rich. Sort of like a quad in some aspects.