Brewed by Birrificio degli Archi
Style: Dry Stout
Viareggio (LU), Italy


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
La "Scura degli Archi", dedicata al famoso quadro di Lorenzo Viani, "l’Ossesso", è una birra típicamente Irish che riprende la celebre tipología delle stout irlandesi con i loro sapori di caffè, cioccolato e liquirizia. Meravigliosamente adalta per i freddi inverni, Ossessa è una birra ad alta fermentazione che regala un sapore intenso, eccezionale l’abbinamento con la cioccolata fondente.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (1111) - Firenze, - JUN 1, 2012
Bell’aspetto con colore mogano e schiuma beige. Al naso deciso tostato. Anche in bocca la nostra riflette l’aroma, con caffè in evidenza. Lascia un bel palato secco con un leggero retrogusto di cacao.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
August 2016 - Bottle share at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, Day 1. Thanks! As ’Birrificio degli Archi Ossessa’. Black with a red hue, foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is quite chocolatey, earthy, red berry, pine. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, chocolate, pine with a musty dry finish. (3.4)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Pre-GBBF 2016 tasting at Chris&Ruth’s, Day-1. It pours a dark brown soft sweet with vanilla and cocoa. Overall, OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle @ Chriso pre-GBBF Shindig 2016. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
6th August 2016
The great ChrisO pre GBBF gathering. Hazy deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Modest carbonation in the thin palate. Touch of dark chocolate. Mild citric hop. Some esters. It’s okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2016, Saturday. Thanks Peter. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa notes. Chocolate flavor, cocoa, licorice, fruity notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Sampled @ ChrisO Pre-GBBF Shindig. Opaque dark brown color, average sized beige to light brown colored head. Aroma is very faint, hardly detect anything other than malts and brown malts. Taste malts, brown malts, a distant hint of hop, malt bitter and the slightest touch of caramel and chocolate. Average body and carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17303) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2016
Pre shinding 2016. Trübes orange braunes Bier mit mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, schokoladig, rote Früchte. Geschmack süß malzig, rote Früchte, Kaffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Opaca, negra rojiza. Abundante espuma tostada. Efervescencia. Aroma tostado. Café. Tabaco. En boca inicialmente cierto tono de jarabe, para evolucionar hacia un final seco, moderadamente amargo, de stout. Bastante equilibrada, tirando más a dulce al principio y a seca al final. Buena base de malta. Buen contrapunto ahumado. Interesante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
msbernac (1984) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, astringent finish Overall-disappointing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronthechef (20) - - SEP 4, 2014
Good colour jet black , perfect carbonation nice and soft but not flat very drinkable its going down quick. I feel I’m drinking it too cold though its got an oiliness not creamy . good all round flavour like a stout in ireland however i am getting hints of smoke on the back of the palate. pleasant drinking though the soft smoke notes are adding even more character . I will try it agin tomorrow warmer, not at the 9c or 10 c I’m drinking but maybe 13c

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