Brewed by Birrificio Troll
Style: Barley Wine
Vernante, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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L_Lovecraft (783) - - MAR 12, 2017
Cherries, plums and dates, sweet notes, brown with no head, medium/full body, sticky, no carbonation, a good sweetness of dates and plums, raisins...fantastic and seductive beer.

Mortlach (2536) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours deep brown/reddish with a little head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, cherry, vinous touch, amazing! Flavour is balanced, sweet and malty with a bitter/sourish end. Full body, medium to light carbonation. A great barley wine!

jandd1983 (4720) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
It poured a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of sugar, syrup, malts, toffee and some caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with pepper and some more sweetness. It had a light to medium body and was sweet overall. Tasty.

Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2012 edition. No sound when I popped the cap, it’s a very dark brown, almost black, with a very fine layer of foam. The smell has some Port like aromas coming from it...dark fruits, and a sweetness to it that seems to come with all Port like brews. Made with candi sugar and it tastes it. That kind of drowns out the promising Port flavour I expected from the smell. There’s a strange hop bitterness that I can’t quite put my finger on but it isn’t all that forward so that’s okay. Medium bodied with surprisingly little heat coming from the ample abv. I sense no carbonation. All in all, it’s pretty good but NOT at +$19 for the 375ml bottle. I know, no one forced me to buy it but I had to check it out. ;^)

AndySnow (8359) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Domus Birrae, had at the hotel room.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, malt, dried fruit, plums.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, sweet malt, some liquorice, dark fruit, plums.

wlajwl (7283) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit, malts and mild/medium vinous. The flavor is dark fruit, grapes/vinous, malts, very little carbonation, berries/raspberries, very slight astringency and a tangy/mildly alcoholic finish.

monk191 (2022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2014
A good, boozy barleywine. Pours a very nice cloudy red with a thin white head. Smells very smooth, a bit of booze and caramel. Taste is very malty, with a bit of chocolate. Very sweet aftertaste that lingers. Had in the bottle at La Trappe's Italian event. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Silvan7 (1281) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 21, 2013
bottle @ AF 2013 Milano. schiuma beige grossolana quasi assente e di brevissima persistenza. birra ramata carica, tendente al marrone, opalescente. aroma abbastanza intenso, fruttato di amarene, cioccolata, toffee, lieve tostatura e alcool. gusto dolce amabile, poco amaro e solo da tostatura, acidulo. speziatura (cannella e zenzero) piacevole e non invadente, gustosa come un porto o uno sherry. alcolica , quasi per nulla carbonata, rotonda equilibrata ed armonica.

Sissio (1811) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 18, 2013
Clear dark brown, no head Winey, UVA passa Sweet, hint of bitterness and sourness Chocolate, uva passa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

fiammanghilla (990) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 29, 2013
Bottiglia 37,5 cl. Marcata 2011, 12 gradi. Color miele scuro senza schiuma. Carbonazione assente, corpo molto oleoso, spesso. Aroma tostato, dolciastro e alcolico con finale però amaro piuttosto lungo.

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