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


on tap


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2011 750ml bottle (Bir&Fud, Rome) - said 8% on the label. (7:5:8:5:14=3.9)
Big chocolate orange aroma. Really rich roasty body. Great roasty taste too. Carbonation pleasant, and a lovely smoothness to the palate. Finish has some green hops too. Delicious porter, no matter what strength it is.
Rerate: 750ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Full body, good roast. Tangy and almost spicy. Maybe the bottle had been opened too long and poured too many times, it didn’t have the cleanness and freshiness of the newly-opened bottle from B&F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 26, 2009
Colore maron piuttosto scuro, poca schiuma molto rapida ad andarsene, aroma bello caffettoso, porter robusta e rotonda non stucchevole, decisamente una signora birra. Complimenti

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
@ Bir and Fud in Rome. According to their menu the beer is actually listed as 7% ABV. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, malt, and a little chocolate. Similar flavor. I thought this was a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2009
On tap at bir&fud, Rome. Coca cola color. Strong smoky flavour, some wet wood campfire associations. Lingering smoke in the finish. Not too balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2009
From tap at bir and fud. Pours dark brown to black with almost no head. Dry malty, roasted and slight earthy. Solid roasted, slight chocolate note in the intial flavour. Liqourice slowly appearing afterwards, goes into a light acidity before the finish. Dry malty and liqourice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2009
Bottled@Monks Café, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is licorice, some smoke as well as some dark berries. Flavour is roasted malts, licorice and quite tasty. Some mild vanilla and also tobaccoish (though this isn’t the tobacco version). Wellbalanced and nice porter. Licorice and smoke in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a dark almost black colour under a creamy dark beige foam leaving a beautiful lace; gently roasted nose with notes of coffee and vanilla; respectable malt body and quite sweet, moderate carbonation and no real bitterness; lingering chocolatey, toasted aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 15, 2008
On tap. Little choco head over a pit black appearance. Nice chocolate notes, licorice and coffee, medium bodied, balanced, bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6927) - ITALY - FEB 26, 2008
bevuta a pianeta birra scura schiuma poca non molto persitente sentori tostati caramello caffè buon bilanciamento tra dolce amaro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. Deep dark red brownish colour with a nice big creamy light brown head. Aroma of well roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, bit fruity. Flavour is smooth, plenty of good roasted malt, good strong dark chocolate, roasted bitter coffee, some liquorice. Bitter roasty long finish.

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