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Birra del Borgo Perle ai Porci (Pearls for Pigs)

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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Stout
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Oyster Stout
Si chiama Perle ai Porci ed Ť una Stout realizzata con líimpiego di ostriche. Avete capito bene, proprio ostriche, utilizzate in grande quantitŗ per regalare alla birra aromi e profumi davvero unici. Per quanto possa sembrare stravagante, líuso di ostriche nellíarte brassicola Ť una soluzione ben conosciuta, che in passato ha dato vita a un sottostile preciso: quello delle Oyster Stout. La nostra Perle ai Porci si ispira proprio alla ricetta classica: abbiamo aggiunto la bellezza di 15 kg di ostriche su un totale di 500 litri di mosto. Ostriche buonissime, tra líaltro: Fin de Claire N2, arrivate a Borgorose direttamente dalle coste della Bretagna.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bill Becker (390) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 25, 2014
It looks to be pitch black with a 1 finger head of tan foam. Look at that lacing! The smell is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some kind of fruity? I guess I will find out aboot that when I taste it. No sign of any fruit in the taste. Roasted malt, hint of coffee, dark chocolate, semi sweet chocolate. Sounds nice, eh?, but, I donít know, the flavours come through as if they were muted or filtered. Maybe, in this case, a bit more alcohol may have helped? Medium, close to full bodied, rather light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (526) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aromas are light, but a certain salty/brine note comes through first with some roasted grains, cacao, and a subtle, light fruitiness. Overall though, the aroma is flat. It pours a very dark, opaque black with an obsidian light, glassy mirror surface partially hidden by a couple of tan fuzzy wisps. A medium thick, fuzzy ring is retained, and it leaves a clean glass - what dense lace appears to be there, runs down the glass quickly. Itís a medium sweet and light bitter. The thin textured, medium body beer has a light fizz carbonation. Itís mostly a salty chocolate mouth feel with the traits of a berry-fruit oyster. Thereís some caramel late. Overall, the flavors are kind of suppressed and flat. Itís smooth and clean though, with a light chocolate and bread aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Akfan (6) - USA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Good Stout, poured dark dark color, slight tan head. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3437) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to AJax. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Small thin head with spotty lacing. Aroma is very earthy malt. Brine, roasted malts and chocolate.

The brine from the oyster is light and gives the a nice balance to the sweeter malts. It also has a light bitterness that lingers after it is warm. Ashy dry texture with a nice medium body. Subtle and tasty. Interesting take on a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Split 3 ways, pitch black, nice 1 finger head. Smells salty, oaky and roasty. Sweet taste, certainly salty with a raw element that has some cocoa undertones and roasted espresso bean and a woody finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 18, 2014
Tap. Color dark brown with medium white head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate. Taste malt, roasted, chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. A really dark brown beer, next to black, and topped by a small, dark beige head. The aroma has lots of lovely chocolate, with some coffee, dark dried fruits and a hint of cocoa. Itís full-bodied and soft on the palate, nicely carbonated, and with chocolate, roasted malts, toast and a little cocoa hint in the flavor. Not much hoppy bitterness going on. Lasting chocolate and cocoa finish with a tar hint. A faint metallic touct too. In a way, nothing extraordinary going on here, but itís a damn tasteful and plesant stout anyway. 140514

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark, dark brown with no head. Aroma is dark malt and hint of chocolate. Med body. Flavor is hint of sour chocolate, with dark malt. A bit unusual.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6705) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses and oyster flavor with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4770) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Draft - Dark fruit and a odd sweetness. Jet black with almost no head. Dark malts, anise and some odd flavours. Maybe the oyster? Not sure about this one.


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