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style
Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
santinogbr (1) - - DEC 31, 2009
dark, toasted but fruity almost sweet old ale with some sour points and medium body, very tasty and good complexity.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Robeperse (70) - - OCT 15, 2016
On tap.. Color ebano, con riflessi tonaca di frate. schiuma beige abbondante persistente. Al naso intenso l0arome di tostature, salsa di soia, caff moka, tabacco, un accenno di balsamico e un ricordo di frutta tropicale. In bocca morbidissima, avvolgente, con una potente nota di liquirizia e di zucchero di canna caramello, accompagnata da un accenno di menta e un ricordo di fave di cacao. Nonostante la struttura la vena balsamica la rende abbastanza fresca, alleggerendo relativamente la beva. Nel finale la luppolatura dona un amaro di nerbo, molto erbaceo.L0alcool si nota solo nel finale. Dedicata agli amanti delle scure, retrogusto lungo persistente.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6972) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
33cl bottle thanks to Federica and aged for 12 months in the Rimini house cellar. It pours a clean copper brown color with a large off white head. It is actually a gusher. Aroma is sweet roasty and tangy all together, with notes of caramel raisins coffee roasted pecans and tangy red berries. Taste is also sweet and tangy with some roasted coffee beans, earthy cocoa, raisins, tangy red berries. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a sipper, a more similar to a tart porter than a barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3760) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle at home. As "Birra Montegioco Bran", abv 8.8%. Huge explosive gusher upon opening the bottle. Aroma is dark malt, spicy notes, roast, Belgian yeast, coffee, dark chocolate, some caramel, touch of raisins. Flavour is medium sweet with some roasty bitterness in the finish. Body is medium, a bit too heavily carbonated. Overall quite nice, a bit like a meeting of Belgian strong dark ale and Porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2473) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2016
0,33l bottle at home bought at Astral Beers, Bologna. BB 31.12.2017. dark brown color, small tan head. smells raisins, marzipan, light sherry, light fruity, parfume, some bitter chocolate, licorice. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, dried fruits, light raisins, spices, some sherry, light sweetness. finishes lightly dry with notes of dried fruits and spices. quite good one, i am not a big fan of barley wines, but this one is quite nice and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IlGagario (115) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2016 On tap. Colore nero, testa colore caff/beige/grigio cremosa e persistente, naso sentori di legno e resina caramellata. Carbonazione cremosa da soffice a media. Corpo da medio a pieno, con sensazione da oleosa a cremosa, non pastorizzata. Alcool ben presente, caloroso ma non invasivo, placato da note cremose di formaggio, burro e umido di grotta, mouthfeel segnato da nota leggermente acida sul fondo del palato. Piacevole aroma tostato lungo la beva con sul fondo note di frutta secca, amaretto e biscotto. Finale di nocciola tostata, pi breve del previsto e pulito. Dopo la beva si avverte sensazione dolce di caramello. Buona intensit da barley wine, con picchi di dolcezza e alcool in una trama complesa ed avvolgente.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016
Bevuta alla spina a Montegioco alle birre della merla 2016. Scura buona dolce schiuma giallognola in stile. Finale striato.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laurape (10) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown whit light brown head. Nose: prunes and raisin, some alcoholic. Taste: mocha, roasted malty and some burned Sugar, dry in the final. Not a barley wine in my opinion, remember me a dark belgian stronge Ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2392) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 8.8%. Best before 30.06.18. 10 cl. sample. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a tan, dishwash head. Dryish aroma, a bit roasted, with notes of coffee, fruit and cereals. Tart, sweet, fruity flavour with an alcohol note. Lingering fruity, bordering grainy note, as well as grassy and a bread note as it warms. Too much carbonation. Overall so-so. Feels unbalanced. 01.05.15.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2774) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Pours dark, black in glass, thin tanned head. Smell of toast, caramel, coffee and some perfume. Heavy sweet, malty and fruity, alot of prunes, toast, ash and coffee. Moderate bitter finish. Very interesting BW from Italy

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3775) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 black of color with a brown foamy head. An aroma of cold coffee, charcoal and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, burnt malt and cold coffee.


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