Brewed by Birrificio Pausa Cafè
Style: Barley Wine
Saluzzo (TO), Italy
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Birra ispirata ai tradizionali Barley Wine inglesi, prodotti con puro malto Pale del tipo Maris Otter ed il caratteristico Crystal, nonché il luppolo Golding che le conferisce note molto calde. Viene prodotta con l’utilizzo del pregiato cacao Talamanca ( APPTA - comunità del cibo di Terra Madre, CostaRica). Birra forte che riscalda e rilassa i sensi caratterizzata da un color ebano illuminato da riflessi rubino ed una schiuma compatta dai toni nocciola. Naso ricco, complesso, con note fruttate di caramello, carruba, nocciole e pasta i cacao. In bocca è morbida, elegante, calda, con sensazioni di cioccolato amaro e continue note di gusto sorprendenti Riesce comunque ad essere equilibrata. Alc. 12,5% Vol

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (1443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Sewer water brown with hardly any head. Aroma of rubbing alcohol and hints of toffee. Medium mouth. Very sweet. The cocoa is pretty dominant throughout. Hints of molasses. Some caramel and dark fruits too. Alcohol is pretty hidden despite the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1597) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Barleywine really? Pours an interesting ice tea like color w/ no head or lacing. The aroma is nearly all alcohol. The taste remarkably doesn’t reveal any of its potency however. The favor is bland & the body ridiculously thin for 12%. The watery palate makes it easily deinkable but this is one of the worst barleywines I’ve ever had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, toffee, raisins, some roasted malt, cocoa, thin for the abv and flavor, ok, hides the abv mostly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2348) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
Thin, watery. Deep reddish brown with a vanishing tan head. Hints of raisin, fig, and malt. Huge amount of sediment. Pretty boring and blase. Very difficult to recognize the cocoa or the alcohol content

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8572) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks solid; a cloudy copper with light caramel lacing. Smells sweet and malty with notes of cocoa alongside some oxidized bitterness. Tastes like it smells, but richer, and without the bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and the abv is hidden nicely. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cassa (11) - Torino, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Birra piacevole nonostante le classiche "imperfezioni" tipiche dello stile. Al naso oltre queste note, non eccessivamente fastidiose, della fermentazione spontanea la Tosta rivela forti note di Cacao e Nocciola. Alla vista ha un bellissimo colore che passa dall’ebano chiaro al rosso rubino in alcuni punti, sfortunatamente il bel colore non è esaltato da un buon cappello di schiuma che è pressochè assente ed assolutamente poco persistente, seppur non me l’aspettassi invasiva nè particolarmente accentuata almeno poca ci sarebbe stata bene. Il gusto rivela le note di cacao amaro di cui sopra e di tostato con un’acidità piacevole ed una discreta fluidità sul palato. Nel complesso una piacevole bevuta dalla quale sinceramente mi aspettavo qualcosina in più.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
SFBW Sour Sinday 2014 @ Triple Rock. The aroma on this one led me to believe that the bottle had been aged poorly or someting but I couldn’t get a look at the bottle. There was lots of bown sugar and honey aromas with a little spice in the back. No noticable carbination and I didn’t get the citrus, chocolate or woody notes that other are mentioning. Seemed pretty muted and boring from the bottle I tasted. I look forward to trying this again in the future and changing my rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25103) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit and toffee aroma. Fruity malty spicy bready dark fruit flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy bready dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle shared at beers of the world II. Aroma of orange peel and a citrussy iced tea. Pours hazy brown orange with minimal lacing. Taste is very pleasant with a chocolate covered orange note to it. The malts give it a bitter iced tea finish. I really liked this one. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (23958) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. Very hazy amber beer with a tidy pale cream head. Light dry palate with mild carbonation. Dry malt and a trace of chocolate powder. Mild lactose and dried fruits. Dry finish. Drinks well below the 12.5% but it’s slightly left field and was hoping for better from this brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle @ THE Others Tasting. Cheers to Ken (I think) for bringing this along! The pour’s a hazy reddish amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma’s musty red grape, berries, woodland shrub, some dried herb and grass. The taste is mineral, fruit preserve, more bitter unwashed herbs. Grass, some wood. Pretty light body considering the ABV. Overly active carbonation. Overall, not bad. Not a standout.

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