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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.9
77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Thanks! Sampled draft @ Italian Beer Week-end / Zwanze 2014 CML. Black, solid smaller mocha head. Nose very syrupy, prunes, mocha, liquorish. Taste is long cooked brown apples, syrup, lots of prunes, creamy liquorish, dark fruits, mocha. Thick syrupy body. Very nice even if not my favourite flavour combinations.

3.7
Taboada (1459) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - JUL 7, 2014
Tap tasted on 05/07/2014. Drak brown ale with a creamy and persistent white head. Aroma is fruity and sugar. Taste is complex, with vainilla, dark fruits and malts. Nice carbonation and easy to drink. The alcohol is well balanced. Next one please!

3.7
Wolfbass (1199) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 21, 2014
Color nero impenetrabile con schiuma caffèlatte. Al naso subito evidente la tostatura. In bocca è davvero ottima, calda, avvolgente, cremosa e molto tostata. Finale decisamente amaro.

4.2
Ragnampiza (757) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 2, 2014
2013 vintage (9% ABV instead of 8.5%), 330 ml bottle from ArtigianBeer served in a Teku glass. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with an average light brown head which doesn’t last very long. Rich and inviting aroma, some light spices (cinnamon and vanilla), toasted malts, blackberries and dark fruits, milk chocolate and espresso coffee. Difficult to consider it a classic barley wine, since there are so many RIS/Imperial Porter qualities in this beer, but it’s certainly less bitter, more sweet, and definitely more balanced, elegant and harmonius. Slightly fruity, again blackberries but also notes of raisins/plumbs, ending with a pleasent white chocolate and coffee aftertaste. No trace of the alchool at all, which is both amazing and scary for how drinkable it is. Soft carbonation, medium to full body and oily texture. Great!

4.3
Buongiorgio00 (951) - - JAN 12, 2014
Barley Wine molto elegante e bevibile, con un’anima cupa e tenebrosa. Gusto che unisce armoniosamente cioccolato, caffé leggero, caramello a note di frutta scura. Veramente ottima! Penso che al buon vecchio Poe sarebbe piaciuta e ne avrebbe tratto grande ispirazione.

3.7
Fin (10918) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Colin (Theydon Bois) had this Tuesday 25th December 2013 at dads Pours very dark brown with light beige head. A little caramel bit of vanilla, nice nose but very gentle. Easy drinking, smooth, soft in the mouth with fine dusty cocoa finish. I like this another interesting Imperial Stout. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov15 3.7

3.8
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from Domus Birrae in Roma based on recommendation from the guy running the place. The beer pours dark brown with a medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, figs, coffee and earthy hops. The finish is malty with a dark fruit aftertaste. Pretty good beer all around.

3.7
TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Cask/[email protected] Baladin
Opaque black color, good creamy brownish head, lace. Strong toasted aroma, coffee, chocolate. Soft palate, full-bodied. Creamy chocolate, a bit ashy, tobacco ... Nice toasted and smooth flavor, not alcoholic at all. Excellent.

2.9
Koelschtrinker (21507) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
Runder starker Malzantrunk mit leichter Süße. Rund, für Schokoladennoten lassen nicht nach, vollmundig, das Bier könnte aber noch einen Ticken intensiver sein. 10/10/9/9//9

3.5
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.


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