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Birra del Borgo ImperiAle
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Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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An Imperial Stout inspired by the traditional Imperial Russian Stouts that were created in London in the XVIII century by the Thrale’s Brewery, especially for Catherine II’s court in Russia. With its deep dark colour and an important ABV, Imperiale it’s the perfect beer for the coldest months thanks to its round, rich and creamy body and it’s roasted coffee and liquorice notes that softly mingle with the honey ones. Uniques features given by the different variety of malts we used, but also by the three month ageing in wooden barrel.



4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korraz (5) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Very Good imperial stout ..with caramel , licorice and chocolate notes . I ve tried it on draft

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 3, 2012
Premetto che sembra una stout, e dico anche che non ha quel sapore/odore metallico riscontrato in altre birre del birrificio del borgo! Detto questo non riesco proprio a capire perche ha un rating cosi’ basso e perche a molti sembra non piacere. Appena stappata si viene investiti da aromi di cioccolaro e noci, versata risultadi un bel colore scuro cioccolatoso, abbastanza densa e secca con una schiuma appena velata sulla supefice! Il sapore e’ secco di cioccolato e fave una punta di liquerizia, leggere noci e altro, molto complessa a mio avviso! Retrogusto delicato e persistente. Una cosa che mi ha lasciato favorevolmente colpito, e’ il fatto che i suoi 9,8% gradi non si sentono, ATENZIONE! Davvero molto molto buona!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
Hazy amber beer with a medium lasting white head. Light hop aroma, malt, spice, flowers and some herb that could be the gentian. Sweet grain dominated flavour with a hint of spice. Absolutely must be cool or "sweet spicy" turns into "cloying and sticky"

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (704) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 10, 2012
Dark color, small foam. Nice aromas. Medium to light body. Roasted malts, sweet aftertaste. I was expecting more from this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Cloudy mahogany colour, small beige head. Fruity and nutty, medium to full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mildly coffeeish with notes of caramel and tobacco. Light ashy salty bitterness. It’s greatest assetts are its soft, creamy mouthfeel and broad spectre of flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2007
Black color; thin creamy head. A Stout with a nice aroma, creamy, roasted; but the flavor is less impressive, ordinary, even with a very light infection or fermentation problem. Not bad, but could be better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy dark brown colour with a small beige foam. Malty aroma of nuts, toasted grains, anise, yeast and and cocoa-powder. Medium-bodied with malty and a bit smokey flavours of cocoa-powder, yeast, toasted malts, anise, black pepper, ash and tobacco. Dryish finish of neutral yeast, nougat, tobacco and anise.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice deep red-brown colour with a creamish light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, toffee, dark fruits, some spices, little liquorice and slight chocolate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (686) - , CYPRUS - APR 10, 2012
Dark brown colour. Nutty woody aroma. Flavour is nutty caramel, spices, fruity.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
Bottle. Brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of butterscotsch, fruits and caramel. Flavour of caramel, fruits and spices.


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