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Birra del Borgo Perle ai Porci (Pearls for Pigs)

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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1699) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black, with a big creamy, mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with bread, liquorice, coffee, and leather, Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, with coffee, leather and wooden notes, as well as some notes of sea side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Keg at craft beer Co Clapham Junction. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, milk, taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, roasted, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1642) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a medium, fine-grained, creamy, light brown head. Nose is baking chocolate, black tea, salinity, coffee, and nutmeg. Dark and roasty up front, with coffee predominant; on the mid-palate is where the briny notes kick in, with a rich umami element. Surprisingly unctuous. There’s definitely oysters in here; kind of Captain Obvious, but I’ve had oyster stouts where you couldn’t tell. Finish is long, a little warm, and salty-dry. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Draft at Row 34. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing in the glass. Solid roasted malt notes on the nose. Nice hop notes on the tongue. If this were served on nitro perhaps more of the oyster presence could be felt. Still it's a pretty good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (772) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Pours very dark brown to black, long lasting brownish head. Light aroma, hints of chocolate, something heady in the distance. Salty, very light body and likewise light sweetness. To light but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2624) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 20, 2016
75cl bottle. Dark color. Head is thin to medium and brown. Taste is medium to light sweet and bitter. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2514) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from whole foods. Black with a nicely lacing resilient beige head. Aroma of coffee, light fig, and roast. Taste is roasty and otherwise fairly neutral; but still quite good. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
martin00sr (2485) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 Tap @Open Baladin, Roma. Black with thick beige head. Mild roasted aroma, notes of chocolate. Sea water, fishy and chocolate flavour. Sounds like a bad idea for a combo, and it is... ends dry, but then again it doesn?t end, the brine and fish just keep on giving....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On tap at bitter creek boise. pours out a dark brown topped with a small tan head. nose is roast some chocolate a light brine note. Taste is more of the roast malts sweet chocolate and the light oyster brine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1679) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2016
Dark black body. Creamy off-white head. Nose of molasses,!ess intense than than the odd odour leaving the botlle at opening.. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet. Quite OK.

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