Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Barley Wine
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Affinata 12 mesi in barrique. con lieviti da champagne. 16 degrees.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
375mL bottle in to the new CBS snifter. Served at ~53F. A - Pours a dark hazy amber (root beer-ish) with 1cm of khaki head and minimal lacing. I wasnt expecting much with the abv. S - Tart cherry, fig, caramel, grapes, slight oak. T - Sweeter than the nose. Starts sweet with oakey caramel and vanilla and then finish with a strong dark fruit element(dates, plums, over ripe figs). A nice balance with just enough depth. M - Smooth and creamy carbonation and the french oak leaves a nice tannic finish. O - This was a damn fine "Barleywine", although I think it fall might fall more along lines of an Old Ale. The closest thing I could relate it to would be BA Decadence 08 blended with BB4D... The alcohol is well hidden for a 16% beer, slightly warms you from the gut, but no outright alcohol smell or taste. Im very glad to have another bottle of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (1000) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Mnie nie powala - mokre drzewne aromaty połączone ze słodyczą typową dla BW, przeplatane gdzieś tam w tle z wytrawnością i lekką kwaskowatością. Na pewno inne i oryginalne, ale mnie takie połączenie nie podchodzi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2016
On tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Coffee and roasted malts, caramel, dried fruit, licorice, wood. Bit sourish vinous. Sweet. Warming and complex. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3794) - SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Slainte, Salamanca, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Malt, sweet, raisins, Port Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (2256) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Disig brun l med ett mycket ltt beige skum. Doften r vins och kryddig med inslag av tr och lder. I smaken tillkommer russin och karamell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (3267) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Flaska. Dimmigt mrkbrun med ett litet smutsvitt skum. Dofter av rdvin, lder, karamell, russin och sura br. Smakinslag av lder, tr, rdvin och torkad frukt. Medelstor kropp. Alkoholen vl dold i smaken. Mjuk munknsla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dansaz (5) - - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 On tap @Open Baladin (Rome) Barley wine molto complessa grazie anche alla maturazione in botte, con un finale giustamente alcolico. Bassa carbonazione. Colore scuro e un po opaco, che ricorda un bicchiere di vino rosso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (594) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Wonderful. I love this one. No carbonation at all, which feels a bit strange since Im not used to it. But the taste compensates. A whole lot of dried fruits, plums, raisins. A bit of a sour taste but not overpowering. The sweetness and alcoholic feel from Barley Wine is still very much present, and the champagne yeast add another dimension that I cant quite describe. A long, warming, almost dry finish. Reminds me a lot of Samuel Adams Utopias - but for a much better price!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7981) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle from K&L. Pours dark murky mahogany, flat, no head or lacing. Aroma is roasty, hints of tart red grapes, vinous, dark fruits, raisins, plums, hints of Brett. Flavor is fairly sweet, lightly bitter, hugely vinous, dark fruits and some dark sugars abound. Fruitcake. Medium body, soft rich mouthfeel, no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (5721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
1st Edition in Rome. Thanks Mortlach! Light root beer brown, mostly clear. A few soapy bubbles, wax, earthy resin. Flat stale root beer. A little thin, completely oxidized. A little vanilla, body is a disappointment. Touch molasses, fizzy. A miss due to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolas510 (1344) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
Kolsvart utan ngot skum. 0 kolsyra... Doftar och smakar russin, krsbr, ek, portvin och ngot syrlig/sur. Ingen barley wine.. kolsyra hade hjt den..

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