Brewed by Revelation Cat Craft Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Rome, Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1050   ABV: 35%
This is an Ice Roasted Barleywine which has been obtained by a blend of a strong barleywine and an Imperial Stout. then the blend has been frozen and the ice extracted. A special of the Blackbird Series, released only one time a year at the festival Merla held outdoors in Montegioco, in the northern part of Italy on the coldest days of the year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46575) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010

Draught @ Olfestival Kobenhavn 2010, Carlsberg TAP1, Ny Carlsbergvej 91, Copenhagen V, Denmark.

Clear dark brown color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, moderate chocolate, dried fruiut, light to moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, warm finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100506]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Handpumped. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty with a nice caramelish note. Dark malty and dense toffee roasted caramelish. Vague smoked note. Lingering dark malty with a slight chocolate note to the smooth malty base. Liqourice too. Lingering into a nice finish with a warmning to hot finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (35861) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
Draft. An unclear brown beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol as well as medium notes of caramel, prunes, and dark fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, prunes, and wood. The body is strong, and the alcohol burns in the throat. Thanks Alex for the big taster of this fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26788) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
Cask at Kbenhavns lfestival 2010. Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol and liquorice. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2010
Draught@CPH BeerFest2010. Red colour, no head. Aroma is fruits, wood, raisins, alcohol and mild malts as well. Flavour is raisins, plum, alchol, sweet malts and some spices. Quite much alcoholic burn in the finish. Yet quite nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
On tap. Pours a cloudy opaque orangey brown with no head whatsoever. The aroma is almost entirely boozy with pleasant woody accents. Very full-bodied and completely flat, syrupy, wood and Sherry notes with some chocolate in there as well. Very hot alcohol finish. But all in all a surprisingly pleasant experience. 070510

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24604) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
Draft @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown amber color with no head. Has a fruity woody roasted dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish warming slightly roasted malty dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a warming alcohol malty caramel finish with hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Dark brown, no head. Striking aroma of aniseed and licorice. Very sweet with thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Lot of licorice. The immense bitterness is mellowed by alcohol and sweetness. More beer brandy than beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
6th May 2010. Copenhagen Beer Festival. Hazy brown beer. No head and no carbonation. Rich malt - toffee caramel with the caramel being a little burned. Very porty. Dark cherry and some generic black fruit. A little spice. Finishes dry and fruity and warming. Hides it 35% very well indeed - in fact comes over as half that abv. Good stuff - cant wait to try the Habanero version!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22685) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2010
deep black ... no head ... rich deep toffee nose ... intence roast malt ... toffee ... loads of spirit burn ... almost chilli ... little chocolate ... very sweet ... nic e but a little too much

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