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Birrificio del Forte 2 Cilindri

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Brewed by Birrificio del Forte
Style: Porter
Pietrasanta (LU), Italy

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Prototipo dell’odierno motore a scoppio, il “due cilindri” ha contribuito a trasformare l’idea di movimento. Omaggio ad un’invenzione rivoluzionaria, questa birra vuole accendere il piacere di bere scuro: negli amanti del genere e in chi (ancora) non lo è. Nera proprio come i motori, la nostra Porter risulta delicata nelle tostature (con toni di caffè e liquirizia), riuscendo fluida nella bevuta. Supera sé stessa con formaggi o pesce affumicati, carne o pesce alla griglia, dessert a base di caffè o cioccolato e con il croccante. ABV from 5.3% to 5%.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
16th November 2014
Semi opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, very light roast. Traces of coffee and tangy dark fruits. Dry finish. Inoffensive but at the end of the day, just another porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9993) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle on a 1938 stock train after pissing off the end of the platform next to some other persons turd ... yes its the IOW Jolly Day, bottle from the GBBF, 24/08/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering that retains. Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, light cocoa, brown bread. Taste comprises earthy tones, cocoa, dark toffee, roast malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with roasty tones. Ok porter, fairly simple stuff but ticks the style boxes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle with Harry. lots of chocolate. Fine. Lots of chocolate. Not too exciting. Some carbonation. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1708) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
IoW train bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Ash, charcoal, bark, light mushroom, light fruity. Medium body, watery/oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and bitter. Ok mouthfeel, nothing spectacular overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and some cocoa. Jet brown with a decent beige head. Cocoa and some toasted malts. Pretty decent, but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle on the Wibbly-Wobbly train during IoW Jolly. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is rich roast, toast, treacle, cherry cola and mild soy sauce. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, cola, cocoa, mild acidity, coffee and chewy malt with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Straight-forward and easy-going. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle share at GBBF 2014. I love buying these Italian beers in these beautifully designed sleek 1920s style bottles. This is opaque very dark brown to black, no head. Nose is dark chocolate, roasted malt, black coffee, some tangy green hops in there too. Taste is coffee grounds, dark chocolate, coffee liqueur, roasted malt. Body isn’t as oily as I’d expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (654) - Genova, ITALY - APR 3, 2014
Pompa @ Savona a tutta birra, Nera con schiuma un po' grossolana. Gradevolmente amarognola e tostata, niente di speciale ma molto godibile! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
juan13 (17) - Bergamo, ITALY - MAR 23, 2014
little hop a toasted mals aroma, white foam not so creamy, but the appearance is correct for the style. the taste is perfectly balanced between dark malts and hop bitterness, full and creamy with soft carbonation. little bitter finish. great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - JAN 11, 2014
[ASPETTO] marrone scuro, buona schiuma, marrone, media finezza, e persistenza [OLFATTO] note tostate, con contributi calssici che ricodano caffè, cioccolato, toffe e liquirizia [GUSTO] mantiene i caratteri dello stile, in misura ben equilibrata ma con toni "soft", soprattutto per le note di caffè e amare. Anche l’acidità dei malti black rimane sfuggente [TEXTURE] corpo medio basso, consistenza che però riempre la bocca con una sensazione piuttosto vellutata, poco carbonata. [COMMENTO FINALE] l’aspetto e la schiuma fanno pensare quasi a qualcosa di pi’u che una porter, solo pensare/sperare , però. Punto di forza di questa porter è la morbidezza la palato che le fornisce quel tocco " nutriente ". d’altra parte, i toni sono stati mantenuti pacati volutamente, a quanto si dice, per dare un approccio facile al neofita. Ne esce una birra senplice, pulita e corretta, ma anche un poco "scarica". La bassa carbonazione contribuisce ulteriormente ad appiattire il sorso nonostante il palato goda appieno della sua morbidezza. Finale corto, non emozionante. Comunque mantiene qualità nonostante la semplicità con cui si propone.


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