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Collesi Imper Ale Nera Maior

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Brewed by Tenute Collesi
Style: Sweet Stout
Apecchio (PU), Italy

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Birra dal colore nero non pastorizzata ad alta fermentazione. La sua rifermentazione naturale in bottiglia crea una schiuma soffice e vellutata color cappuccino. Birra dal gusto decisamente pieno e corposo, con profumi che evocano la torrefazione del caff dorzo, cacao, liquirizia e rabarbaro. In bocca morbida cremosa ed avvolgente con un sentore olfattivo rotondo e strutturato. Se ne consiglia la degustazione a 12 - 14 C. Ingredienti: Acqua del Monte Nerone, malto di orzo, zucchero, luppolo, lievito e tanta passione!

Black beer, not pasteurized, top fermented. The natural refermentation in the bottle creates a soft and velvety head, cappuccino colored. Full flavored beer, with full body, its aroma reminds the toasting of barley coffee, cocoa, liquorice and rhubarb. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, with a round and structured aromatic feeling. We recommend to consume at 12 - 14 C. Ingredients: Monte Nerone water, barley malt, sugar, hop and... a lot of passion!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timmwillum (51) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2014
Fin mørk klar øl med brunligt flygtigt skum. Sødlig duft og smag med toner af anis og honning. Fint bud på en ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting, Sept 2013 - Pours very dark brown with minimal head and a fairly mild roasted malt aroma. It tastes of sweet chocolate malt mostly. Theres no noticeable hops presence. Its bubbly and medium bodied with sweetness carrying through the finish. This is an okay beer, thats about it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Courtesy of 2D2Dspuma.
In short: a too sweet dark ale
Pours cloudy dark brown with nice creamy tan head. Some gushing. Good head retention and some lacing. Medium body, crispy texture, high carbonation. Taste is sweet, caramel, liquorice, plums, raisins. Almost cloying. Sweet aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (582) - - JAN 22, 2014
Un tantino leggera, ma come stout fa il suo dovere. Nel gusto si percepiscono note di malti tostati, una leggera torrefazione e un ancora pi leggero sentore di cioccolato. Il carattere prevalentemente dolce, con un che di speziato. Discreta.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Picked up a bottle on the recommendation of a guy at a liquor store that did not know too much about beer, but he said he really enjoyed this one. Its not too bad. Dark brown pour with a tan head - almost too light to be a stout? Silly Italians. Lots of carbonation. Caramel / toffee nose. Smooth and easy to drink with lots of subtle notes coming through but the malt is quite prominent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
BB 2015, 500 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black with lighter tan head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma: caramel, cream, metallic, hops. Taste: sour, watery, caramel, light bitterness, a little bit creamy. Finish is sour with hints of sweetness. Lively carbonation. Overall: good beer, taste is rather nice caramel and it really hides alcohol (8%) very well without the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1401) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Darkest brown pour, almost black. Over-carbonated. Nose is light vanilla, dark cherry, plum, and light roasted malt. Flavor is faint chocolate/roasted malt with a predominant dark fruit and semi-sweet cherry. Carbonation takes away from body somewhat. Fairly smooth, but not overly stout-like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1103) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Collesi Nera has a medium, cream colored head (which fizzes right away, no lacing, and a murky, deep brown appearance, with some bubbles streams a lots of tiny tan specs suspended throughout. The aroma is of rich, sweet, turned fruit, barley malt, candi sugar, and vegetable matter. Taste is of sweet, somewhat chocolatey malt, a touch of licorice, vegetable matter, bread yeast, and a number of rather strange, unidentifiable things. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Collesi Nera finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and unusual. One detects the alcohol warmth in the chest and head, but not in the flavor. Overall, this is flavorful and interesting. RJT

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle
Pours a dark, basically black color with a big thick tan head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma seems to have some sort of lactic thing going on initially, which sort of fades... but never completely. Its nutty and fruity with a mild roasty character.

The flavor is really kind of unbalanced, it displays a pretty grainy/ashy bitterness & does so without much in the way of complimentary flavors to allow a character like that to work in a beer. It has that lactic twang that was promised by the aroma. Its certainly got some licorice and very mild chocolate notes, but its not got a lot in the way of flavor cohesion.

It really reminds me much more of one of those oddball export stouts than anything. If its in fact trying to be a sweet stout in any capacity its certainly way off mark there. Im guessing they were not in fact going for "sweet stout" in any of the sort of Anglo traditions.
In the end I kind of like it, but its still weird and kind of messy,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, mineral notes, Bock like. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, molasses, grassy hops, silky and nice. Bottle at Downtown Brew Brew fest LV 2013.


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