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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Tarry and murky brown in colour with a small white head. Smoke is prevalent in the aroma. Quite bitter and leafy and as such I found it to be one-dimensional. Bitter roastiness in a medium body. Actually this is very unique and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev & the rest of the gang. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small creamy tan head. Wow, the aroma is very, very smoky -- I really like it! Flavour’s also very smoky along with roasted malt, coffee and maybe even tobacco. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev and others. Poured viscous deep reddish brown, with a smallish tan head. Rich aroma, oily, nutty, almost like smoked meat - hints of rum-soaked tobacco leaves, singed hair and old furniture. Taste - whoa! - same as the nose, deep burnt roast notes, smokey and relaxing, with unsweetened licorice and thick chewing tobacco - dare I say it, something of an "ashtray" character too. Thick body, oily and almost flat, long acidic-bitter finish - really, really interesting, but a 750? Not on my own - 200ml of this would suffice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6675) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle 0.75L Muddy brown, smallish ring, fine top. Smooth, very unusual aroma, wet maple leaf, hints of birch smoked wood. New trend? Medium light bodied, strong smoky character, very clean work. Good balancing. Black tea, tobacco. Bamberg in Italy? Must have..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2006
Dark red color, medium creamy and frothy head. Aroma of oatmeal, roasted malts, some vegetable, laurel. Very bitter taste, thick and creamy, roasted malty, coffee. Quite complex. Surprisingly low rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
Bottled, UDRBG. Aroma of coffee malts and berries. Hazy, dark ruby coloured with a brown lasting head. Taste is coffeebitter, roasted with a hint of fruit and some dust. Well-bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
Bottled, UDRBG, label says 5.5% ABV. Aroma is nice, berries, coffee and grians. Ruby color, beige creamy head, good lace. Light sweet coffee, roasted. Towards the finish more complex flavors, some berries, softer bitterness. Rather full for a porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2065) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Very classy bottle. Very dark with yeast particles, brown head. Oatmeal, malt, bread and berries in aroma. Delicate soft flavour which is initially very bitter, but subsequently evolves to be more complex. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Dark brown color. Light aroma of roasted malt. Soft taste, caramel, light roasted malt. Balanced long final. Well brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle@Københavnske Øldage. Quite a soft porter. Some berry fruit and roasted malt notes, light mocha roastyness. Some caramelly sweetness, but remains dry for the most part.

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