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Birra del Borgo Impirial Staut

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Birra del Borgo Impirial Staut
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Formerly brewed at Birra del Borgo
Style: Imperial Stout
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for Johnny Off License shop in Rome


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle. Ink black with no head whatsoever but for some brown big bubbles. Completely flat. Aroma starts with a nice berry note developing in vanilla oak. Roasted is very subtle. Honestly it’s lacking a bit of taste. No persistence, the acidity kills the body too quickly in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6862) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 330 ml bottle. 10%. Courtesy of FatPhil. Shared w/ FatPhil & mjs. Lotto 51/09.
Dark brown/black colour with tiny/no head. Berries, coffee, roasted malt and wine in aroma. Mild hops, roasted malt, berries, coffee, some grains and wine in flavour. Not very complex brew therefore highly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4624) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2010
(Bottle at FatPhil - courtesy of FatPhil) Poured black without any head. Aroma containe liquorice, malt and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, ash, liquorice, coffee, mildly hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 Cask (Bir & Fud, Rome)
Note - this was a real ale, I dont know if the bottled version is bottle-conditioned, and whether this should be split into 2 entries. According to the brewer (who was phoned up while we were in the pub - now thats service for you! - the real ale version has been aged in the barrel for an additional 6 months.
Black, loose frothy head - perfect! Blackcurrent aroma, a touch acidic. Some black olive al forni (those gently roasted olives). Carbonation low, and palate smooth. Theres a touch of butteriness there, to a level that I like. Very rich roasty body. Spicy christmas chocolate. This is good. Its just starting to get tired, but still a good beer, and presumably a stunner at its peak.
Rerate: 330ml bottle - 10% (Johny’s, Rome)
Sweet chocolatey coffee aroma. Smooth palate, not quite slick, but certainly very smooth. Very full roast, residual sugars pretty high. Covers the 10% amazingly - I could get through a pint of this very easily. Coffee subtle, heading towards more chocolate than coffee, and the hops are a welcome addition - they’re amazinglybuddy considering how old they must be. HOwever, they onl come out in the late finish. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2010
On tap at Bir & Fud. all black with a frothy, light brown head. Exciting woody chocolate aroma. Vanilla oak flavours blend with chocolate. Good fruity sourness as well. State of the art.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2009
(Bottled, 10% ABV, BBE 09/2010) Almost black with a very small, beige head. Strong aroma of molasses, sweet and roasted malt, oatmeal, alcohol. Flavor is roasty, very malty, slightly sweet and sourish, and moderately bitter with a dryish finish. Medium to full body, lowish carbonation. A malt- and licorice-accented impy, getting close to Imperial Porter stylewise. More sour than bitter, but remains balanced. Reminds me of Slottskällans Imperial Stout, which is always a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Almost black with a small thick beige head that leaves a lot of lacings. Looks good. A balanced and pleasant smell, but it’s not very powerful nor extraordinary. Roasted malts, prominent notes of milk chocolate, tannins and a hint of coffee. If I had done a blind tasting on this one, I would have guessed the style to be milk stout. The taste is slightly above ok, no more. It’s quite tasty and pleasant, but neither fantastic or interesting. No surprises. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee in a balanced mix. The milky notes aren’t as prominent as in the smell. A well suited sweetness is balanced by the roasted aromas. Lighter notes of dark fruits. The finish is somewhat bitter with notes of brown sugar, wood and well hidden lightly spicy alcohol. The finish is slightly too short and bland. After a while, the alcohol gets slightly more prominent. Rather light body considering the style and ABV. Boring mouthfeel. This drags the overall impression of the beer down quite a bit. An ok imperial stout. Balanced and pleasant in a laid-back kind of way. But it’s rather modest and slightly too mundane. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2009
A very nice stout from Birra del Borgo. At first you´ll taste the good flavour of roasted malts and then the taste is complemented by the sweet after-taste. A very good stout on tap in Bir & Fud (24.5.2009)


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