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Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Black IPA
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Initially presented as Nigra 3.0, renamed as Nigredo in June 2013.
Bottom fermented, hopped with German hops used in typical Dark IPA quantity.


cgarvieuk's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, - MAY 7, 2013
keg at the bat .... deeep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft dry roast malt nose ... too fizzy ... dry roast malt ... luight charcoal ... zezty lime ... little too soapy ... ok


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lollopollo (7) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Drinken at @Ilbirri. Fresh, smooth and mild. Delicate start, smooth aroma. Black color, but not a stout. A delicious creation of Ago. Cheers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8140) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31067) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1649) - Belchum im Breisgau, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (174) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Malt and light roast aroma with light grapefruit. Caramel and light roast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light roast lingers with light citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (311) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 7, 2014
Tap tasted on 07/07/2014. Dark brown colour with a creamy persistent beige head. Aroma is intense with notes of roast malts, hops, chocolate and caramel. Taste is dominated by the typical notes of a Black I.PA. with the surprise of caramel and toffee. Carbonation ok. Aftertaste is a little dry but no excesive. Next one please!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jorge76 (11) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
Tap at why not , alassio , Italy .. Another good beer from birrificio Italiano , coffee powder chocolate and liquorice are the strongest taste you get but still the citrus of the hop is remarkable ..


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