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Birra del Borgo Imperiale Imperial Russian Stout

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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Imperial Stout
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Dal colore impenetrabile e la gradazione alcolica elevata, è ideale per affrontare il periodo freddo grazie al suo corpo ricco, morbido e cremoso e alle note tostate di caffè e liquirizia che si uniscono suadentemente a quelle mielate. Caratteristiche dovute principalmente alle tipologie di malto usate ma esaltate da un affinamento di tre mesi in botti grandi. Una perfetta birra "da meditazione" o per accompagnare splendidamente piatti importanti a base di carne dalla lunga cottura o dessert al cioccolato.

Editor’s note: wrongly listed at 10% in 2013 on the brewery website, while labels report 9.2%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (581) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (May 2014). Inky, oily black, no head at all, cigar ash, soy sauce, bitter coffee, spiced rum, dark fruit cake, oak, relatively thin texture, full body, long boozy finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (802) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
33cl Bottle: Appearance: An almost black beer. with a small brown head. Aroma: roast, manure, liquorice, marzipan, hints of chocolate and raisin. Flavours of roasted malts, red berries, some hops in the background as well as marzipan.. Taste nice comlex taste with red fruity and hops providing ruityness,a hint o sourness without it being tart,Some roasted chocolate and mochha bittneress. Really wel crafted incase of taste Texture below medium body, soft carbonation. For some reason the body seems to thin for the taste and while allowing very easy drinking, I really got the idea that a bit thicker would have made this probably a excellent brew and not a very good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle takeaway from Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green. Poured black, with a scummy tan head. Aroma of rum, oak, cherry and soy sauce. Smooth mouthfeel, with very little carbonation. Musky flavours, with some molasses, chewy grain and toffee. Finish was smooth, with ash, caramel and Oxo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1355) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
Aroma of dark malts, liquorice, some coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, raisins. Flavour is sweet with a moderate bittersweet finish. A bit boozy. This is a tasty but definitely not top tier Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4744) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small brown head on top of an almost black colored beer. Aroma is a mix of roast, manure, liquorice, marzipan, hints of chocolate and raisin. Flavours of liquorice, bitters, some roast, some slight hints of hops and more fruit tones, hint of marzipan, some light mocha, bay leaf, some brown sugars, some raisin... Aftertaste is bitter with raisin, brown sugars, liquorice and roast. Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a light sticky texture.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (190) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Try it. Buona, buona. Meravigliosa, al punto da commuovermi. Questa è birra, lo è decisamente. Dannazione, quanta bontà in un solo bicchiere. La stappo, la verso.. E non so bene a cosa vado incontro. Uno stile delicato, soggetto a diverse infezioni. Alcune partite, dicono, non siano granché. Io mi fido, del resto è il mio stile preferito. Scorre nel bicchiere un liquido color nero pece, con schiuma color cappuccino evanescente e poco persistente. Lascia il pizzo bel bicchiere. Iconograficamente, la birra presenta tanta schiuma e quando persiste è un bene. Per il genere, la schiuma è giustissima anche se rende magari la birra meno appariscente. Annuso, e sono soddisfatto. Una birra scura deve richiamare sentori scuri. Caffè carico, cioccolato al caffè, toffee, cioccolata con polvere di cacao. Pochi biscotti alla vaniglia. In bocca la porto con grazia e dico, wow. Sentori affumicati, carichi, di frutta rossa come prugna. Assaporò meglio. Caffè carico, cioccolato al caffè, vaniglia. Bel corpo, carbonatazione quasi assente. Ha un lievissimo sapore balsamico, appena percettibile. Ci sta, la birra è al punto giusto, ha viaggiato poco e non presenta soia. Il finale porta latte meringato e cenere. Non ho mai provato nulla di così intenso. Il corpo è medio, la consistenza tra l’oleoso e il cremoso. Non presenta bollicine. Wow, che meraviglia dal birrificio del ducato. Fiero di essere italiano, in questo momento. Facciamo ottime birre. Try it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
shared bottle at a bar. poured a dark black colour with a small tanned ring on top. with some lacing on the side of the glass. roasted malts, caramel, maple syrup, very dark forest fruit, chocolate, some roasted espresso, raisins, chocolate fudge. pretty nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
33cl bottle from Mother Kelly’s. It pours a deep dark brown color with the tiniest ruby edges. Head is small and mocha colored, but foam dissipates quickly. Roasty toasty character with notes of coffee beans and cocoa powder. Taste is wuite sweet with roasted malts, but coffee bitterness balances it out. Some light licorice root notes. Quite full in body and soft carbonation. Overall, good but not exeptional for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Thnx to the gollem crew . Pours dark brown nearly no head . Smell is burnt coffee . Taste is coffee , vanilla , sweet liquorice , syrupy . Good mouthfeel , low carbo . Very balanced .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AAndrew72 (9) - - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
Gran bella birra, molto maltata con poca schiuma. Appare subito molto scura, quasi torbida. Di grande persistenza con note di tabacco e liquirizia.


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