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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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common

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oyster Stout
Si chiama Perle ai Porci ed è una Stout realizzata con l’impiego di ostriche. Avete capito bene, proprio ostriche, utilizzate in grande quantità per regalare alla birra aromi e profumi davvero unici. Per quanto possa sembrare stravagante, l’uso di ostriche nell’arte brassicola è 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 l’altro: Fin de Claire N2, arrivate a Borgorose direttamente dalle coste della Bretagna.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Nice aromas of chocolate,roasted coffee, some fruit to boot. Usual black body. the head is thin and tan but leaves some spotty lace. Flavor is about the same as the aroma with the roasted, almost burnt coffee notes being most dominant. Nice finish, but wheres the salt and oysters?? Overall its a nice mellow stout, but rather pricey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Pours close to black with a brown lacing. Good malt aroma and the taste is a nice roasty bitterness. Extremely smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Keg at CBC Holborn, 03/06/15. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is sweet malt, nutty, toffee, chocolate. Taste comprises chocolate, toffee, dark malt, light charr, toasted marshmallow. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good balance of sweetness and bitter roast. Decent enough stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
draft at Catania, dark brown color with tan suede foam, earthy roast aroma and flavor, dry , some slight bitter chocolate , solid finsh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from WHPM. Hazy dark brown pour with tan head. Nose is choc malt, molasses, nuts. Tastes charred, roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. nits. Smooth and complex finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4216) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draught at Lord Hobo, 5/13/15
Dark brown body seems to have low clarity and is topped by a small dark beige head with low to medium retention.
Moderate prunes, raisins and other dark berry-like fruits in the nose. Light caramel sweetness on the end seems appropriately balancing. As with all oyster stouts, no actual oyster notes nor any seawater/brine aromas. No alcohol apparency and some light dark roast coffee notes with warming, along with vanilla and sweeter brown sugar notes. Like a baby imperial stout; very roasty and stout-like but without all the booze.
Flavor is a bit more sweet than the nose lets on. It’s not syrupy, but there is a strong chewiness and more brown sugar-like sweetness builds up on the palate. By the end of the pint, depsite the vinous notes and some roastiness, it’s still just too much on the sweet side for my tastes, though I can appreciate the clean flavors and comforting texture with appropriate carbonation. Still drinkable, especially on account of the acidity and low alcohol, but less sweetness always goes a long way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1071) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2015
On tap during Italian Beer Weekend #4 @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels - BE. Color: deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and roasted malt. Very good equilibrium on nose. Taste: caramel and roasted malt, good palate not so watery as a stout. Black bread finish. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt with black bread finish. Very good stout, well done!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
I love pigs as much as the next guy but buying them jewelry!? Come on now .. . Dark brown black .. Solid foam, aggressive .. . Black males, petrol scum, and mineral rich soil .. Mouth is a bit bubbly, finish is quick and dire .. . Decent snout stout .. . . I’d bang miss piggy

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
250 ml. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontenais. Black, smaller but solid mocha head. Nose is thick umami, roast, candy-like, too umami for me, very sweet, bitter roast,.. Taste is weird herbal, bitter herbal, huge umami, bitter chocolate, oddly sweet on top, too herbal, umami for me, lots of sugar,… Okay body. Not my style, indeed “pearls before swine”.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lallifumi (4) - - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
Stout sapida, caffè tostato e profumo sabbioso, birra dal carattere forte, non dissetante ma ben strutturata


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