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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Black IPA
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Molto luppolata. Notre resinose decise dovute all utilizzo del luppolo simcoe, ma leggera e beverina.
Formally 4.5% ABV


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2619) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
Hazy, midnight brown with very little life to be seen. Head took a rough pour to evoke but lapses quickly back to a few loose suds of beige that cling desperately to the meniscus. Strong note of sarsaparilla, burnt sugar, camphor and eucalypt on the nose amongst a normal grapefruit base. Mineral-like, chalky mouthfeel with soft, peppery carbonation. Juicy grapefruit back-end that is also bordering on Semillon wine that leaks into the moderately bitter, fruity swallow. Good length; smoky aftertaste is pleasant with the fruity, vinous overtones. Nice, nutty, piney mix mid-palate with a hint of burnt sugar and grapefruit up front. Nothing extraordinarily unique of this one. It is actually quite softly spoken all in all. Very sessionable but lacking in depth. Solid. (33cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4297) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle from The Wine Emporium 231213. Easy drinking this one, gives down well and doesn’t strip your palate. Nice and hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2817) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
Draught. Deep brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, mango, bread, weed and light coffee. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of pine, citrus and mango. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3821) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle in Italy. 5.8 % abv. Aroma is full of floral hops, resin, caramel and citrus. Flavor is bitter, fruity, slightly spicy and with a load of hops. Thick body, heavy carbonation. Impressive brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (726) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2013). Milky dark brown, off white head, grassy/piney hops, chocolate malt, dry roasty finish, medium bitterness, medium body. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4911) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Lots of pine, roast, notes of chocolate, fruity sweetness, grapefruit, and moderate bitterness. My bottle says 5.8% abv. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours very dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, caramel, chocolate, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Keg at the Well & Bucket, during the London Bimble. It pours cloudy ruby with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, toasty, rich roast and charred earth. The taste is bitter, roasty, toast, earth, charred wood and peppery grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good flavour for the abv. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2704) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body, big creamy offwhite head. Aroma of grapefruit, licorice, roast. Taste of caramel, pine, citrus, heavy bitterness, though a very short bitter fruity aftertaste. I feel it’s missing that final hop punch, but a bad beer it surely isn’t.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Draught @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours slightly hazy brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel fruity hops, peach, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is rich sweet roasted malts, caramel, fruity hops, peach, oranges, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 070414


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