L_Lovecraft (695) - - MAR 12, 2017 Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown-black with almost no light tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, syrup, vanilla, berries. Taste is vanilla, dark fruit, alcohol; really good! This is really enjoyable. Full mouth feel. Get this.
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 (2490) - 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 (4550) - 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 (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 12, 2014
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 (8003) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
wlajwl (7012) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2014
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.
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 (2023) - 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 (1264) - 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 (1725) - 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 (973) - 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.