Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Schwarzbier
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy


on tap

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Initially presented as Nigra 3.0, renamed as Nigredo in June 2013.
Bottom fermented, hopped with German hops used in typical Dark IPA quantity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle bought as a take out from the Italian bar at GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Dark brown opaque beer with a tan head. Nose is rich roasted malt, dark chocolate black coffee dominating with some piney hop, slight cut plant stems or vegetal, floral, herbal and a little bit of cereal malt. On the taste the roasted malt is dominant with coffee and chocolate, powdery cocoa and a combination of bitterness from the roasted malt and piney hops, which give it a little fruit and pine kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - SEP 4, 2014
On tap at Il Santo Bevitore. Dark brown colour with a firm tan head. The aroma is sweet coffee, some slightly fruity notes, some pine. Flavour is coffee, some fruit and resin, solid bitterness. A bit weird but actually really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15891) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Light black with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pine, earthy hop character, spice, light roast, red berry snap. Taste comprises liqourice, dark malt, pine, bitter tropicana, spice, light roast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Adequate CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lollopollo (16) - - AUG 30, 2014
Drinken at @Ilbirri. Fresh, smooth and mild. Delicate start, smooth aroma. Black color, but not a stout. A delicious creation of Ago. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
25th August 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, decent pale tan head. Palate is crisp and dry. Fine crispness. Mild dark malts, some roast and a little tangy coffee. Very light pine hops with an equally light amount of generic fruits, slightly candy like. Dry finish. Not that CDA like in character but it’s pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12333) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Hazy reddish color, small beige head. Smell malts, roast, slightly touch of liquorice, quite bitter, lightly earthy, moderately bitter. Average to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and light hops fruity. Bitter, liqourice and roasted malty. Dry and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
0,2L draught sample@Internationales Bierdorf, Tettnanger Hopfenwandertag 2014. Brewed partly with roasted Tettnanger, now that is a great, original novelty! Pours like a powdery darkbrown velvet porter, although apparently brewed as lager (Schwarzes?). Aroma has quite some tobacco leaf, must be that roasted whole cone hop, as well as dark chocolate. Taste verges more into powder chocolate, on a whipped cream velvet yeast bed, with some floral bitters finishing it off. At only 6,5% one of the more original, elegant yet daring brews of this all in all still conservative beer venue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Raisins and toasted bread crumbs thrive within a pillowy texture, as a citrusy angles and a bitter herbal touch conclude this memorable dark lager.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the brown-edged blackness.
-The mouthfeel is creamy yet not sweet or heavy.
-This is not a lagered Porter recipe, thankfully.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-This is far from linear, contrary to most dark lagers on the market.

On tap at La Tana del Luppolo, Bologna and at Il Santo Bevitore, Venice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (963) - - JUL 16, 2014
Keg from Balvotore, venice. Dark brown opaque beer with dirty white head. Tropical ipa aroma, smoky too. Tasty, very bitter with a bit of liquorice. Medium body, low carbonation. Very nice.

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