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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Milk chocolate aroma and taste with a chalky finish and a nice soft creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4548) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
14/VIII/13 - on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival 2013 (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2013-772) Thanks to Domien for sharing today’s beers!

Very dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lost of mocha, cocoa powder, caramel, bit spicy, little smoky, chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: sourish start, mocha, coffee, cocoa powder, bitter hops, some dried fruits. Aftertaste: coffee, cocoa powder, some banana, little hoppy, dry citric touch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2091) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Tap at Roberta’s while waiting to be seated for Blanca. Pours deep dark brown with light oyster and chocolate nose. Tastes of roasted malt, light smoke, cocoa, light oyster brine, minerally. and maybe some root beer. Medium bodied and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (90) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2013
Dark beer with a beige head. Smells roasted, caramel, star anise, chocolate. tastes gently, gentle bitterness, roasted, hint of coffee. Short light bitter aftertaste. One of the best ones i drank from this brewery :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at Max’s. Deep brown with a thin beige head. Roast, soft cocoa, light smoke. Medium bodied, soft plum sweetness, tart and lightly oxidized. Chewy plum and roast. Cocoa, chocolate. Slight mineral notes. Smooth roast. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2967) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy beige head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, roasted barley, black coffee; mouth: resinous hops, roasted barley, black coffee, finale in roasted barley with presence of resinous hops, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, d’une bouteille, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse crémeuse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, orge torréfiée, café noir; bouche : houblon résineux, orge torréfiée, café noir, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de houblon résineux, moyennement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1393) - - JUL 23, 2013
Draft. Black with little khaki head. Aroma is chocolate with a faint hint of banana. Taste adds a hint of earthiness from the oyster. Exceptionally smooth. Very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloshgator (415) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Birra del Borgo Perle ai Porce is an unusual tasting stout. Light chocolate aroma coming from a dark pour. Head is tight but thin and dissipates quickly. Some chocolate flavors but then comes an off mix of sour and salt. Kind of strange for a stout but not terrible either. Perle is not bad but not my favorite stout. UPDATE: Just translated the Italian description. Apparently, Perle ai Porce is brewed with actual oysters which explains the off flavors. Kind of a novelty if you are into it, but I don’t think it works.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
marisaiso (4) - - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
Loved it. Had doubts about the oyster shells being used in the brew but it was the best

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3346) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Rustico, Arlington tap: Pours black with a small brownish head. Aroma is oysters, minerals, and very roasted malts, with a bit of fresh pretzel. Taste is bitter, very mineral wateresque, with hints of oyster. Easy to drink with nice complexity. A pleasant surprise.


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