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Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lager in the Smoked Baltic Porter style. Impenetrable. Black in colour. On the nose, this extreme version of the Ghisa features toasting, coffee grounds, smoking, bitter cocoa and toffee notes, and a winy alcoholic component which accompanies the fragrance of alcohol soaked redberries.
In the mouth, it’s full bodied and corresponds to the sensations felt in the nose.
Meditative warming beer, the alcoholic impact is not as violent as expected.

Curiosity
Having a high alcohol content of 8.5% Vol. and the intense smoke aroma, this beer, from legendary Ghisa family, has brought fame to our Brewery. Today in Milan "El Ghisa" is a friendly way the citizens still call traffic officers; most probably because of old black uniforms worn by the officers that reminded of the colour of cast iron fountains. Besides, their top hats popular around the year 1860 looked like cast iron tubes of some German stoves traded in Milan at that time. 20°


Kosmokrator's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (849) - - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Impenetrabile color nero oleoso pressochè privo di schiuma, giusto un tenue velo color panna poco persistente. Aroma ricco e robusto con sentori di cacao, mou e frutti di bosco, e una più lieve parvenza fumosa. Gusto dolciastro e maltoso con note persistenti di caffè e zucchero caramellato ben bilanciate con l’affumicatura abbondante, finale "pulito" con morbide note debolmente nocciolate. Oleosa al palato, di corpo medio-abbondante e con effervescenza quasi nulla: una fantastica ed intensa birra da meditazione!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1528) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small pale brown head. Aroma: roasted, smoked fish, chocolate, weak coffee, dark plums. Taste: smoked fish skin, weak sourness, bitter chocolate and milk chocolate also, Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
 (Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 040221, at Koht, 20160711) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, chocolate, smoke and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, smoke, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky, burnt and bitter. A pretty good smoky and strong brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kanerjus (65) - orimattila, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
samaan aikaan tuiman paahteinen mutta silti pehmeä. savuisuus varmaankin turvemaltaasta eli enemmän turpeisuutta kuin rehellistä savuisuutta. melkoa makea, huulet jää lasiin kiinni. erittäin hyvä. joutui pitkään punnitsemaan 8 ja 9 välillä niin tuoksussa kuin maussakin mutta ehkä sellainen viimeinen silaus jäi vielä uupumaan

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from uba ja humal, tallinn. Black color, brown head. Lots of smoke on nose, some coffee. Full body, smoke, coffee. Good balance with smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle in Portland. Soap bubbles, tan foam, lovely dirty beer, ruddy. Deep sweet, mellow red fruit depths, sweet leather. Turkish coffee, grainy coffee bean residuals. Vegetal notes on aroma. Full, delicious, robust and ruddy. Great! Thanks Alberto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Draught. Dark chocolate and plums, complemented by coffee and topped off with a not overbearing amount of peat. Soft, balanced, very tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at a tasting in Portland-Oregon, many thanks to douglas88 for hosting and offering. Rough dark brown pour, unstable tan head. Nose: leather, mint elements and some smoke. Mouth: more rough notes, wild Imp Stout, some dry fruit, smoke again. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to Alberto. Pours a dark brown black color with a small white head. A big sweet minty chocolate nose. The flavor is dry cocoa, anise. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from Hops Beer Shop in Trieste. Dark liquid, beige head. Full body, medium carbonation. Smoked smell, taste is smoked, creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (1244) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Very dark brown color, almost black, average sized tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, ham, roasted malt. Taste of smoke, roasted malt, herbs, dark chocolate, coffee, slightly watery... Maybe due to drinking it after 10% RIS. Bitter, maybe even too bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good but expected even more.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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