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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Editors note: the first edition was brewed at Fanø Bryghus, Denmark for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011 and held 7.5% ABV.

Porter made with espresso, vanilla and toasted almonds for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011. Italy has a certain “je ne sais quoi” – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, and their soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia!
Malt beverage with almonds, vanilla beans and coffee added.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3691) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa, earthy hops, and light espresso. Flavor is malt dominate with some hops and fruit esters; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
[rating 8,300]
Slow, but continuing gusher.
Pours all black with a big, frothy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, almonds, milky chocolate, light caramel and roasted malts. High carbonation, fine dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is sweet, French nougat, coffee, chocolate, milky, fairly dry cocoa notes, almonds and hazelnuts. Long, lingering malty bitter finish with soft warming notes. Nice, but too bad about the carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 29, 2012
Chopp @ Dronning Louise. Pitch black colour, nice steady meadium thick dark brown head. Lovely aroma of veryv roasty malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Thick pleasant mouthfeel. The flavor is just so good: lots of roasted malt indeed with lots of chocolate and coffe along with dark fruit, alcohol and a good bitterness. Well lasting roasted malty chocolate coffee alco finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Served on draft at Westbrook Brewing Company. Pours a dark brown color with a thin dark brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, sweet malts and some toastiness. The taste is rich roasted malts, sweet malts, coffee, caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium-full bodied, rich, sweet and chewy. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Had a few sips of Travlr’s. Somehow, he asked me to guess the country and brewer, and I did so between smelling and tasting. Black with a little tan ring of head. Maybe there was more at first, but I came in when Travlr was half done with it. aroma is like dark roast and toast, which works for me. The taste is slightly roast, but also has an element of chocolate syrup, which I’m not sure how I feel about. Tiny bit of vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13033) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at Smoke and Barrel. Black, small but thick brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder and burnt espesso. Taste is sweet Hershey’s syrup. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 8.4%. Citric and roasted aroma. Black colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, coffee with a mild molasses sweetness combined with sweet liquorice. Creamy aftertaste. Tastes a little bland after 250 other ratings.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Comes a slow gusher. Sweet vanillaish roasty aroma. Solid body, chewy sweet roasty malts and vanilla and a discreet coffee touch. I don’t really pick up any almonds though. No real bitterness just smooth and delicious throughout. 180212

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. A gusher, producing a dense, creamy, dark tan head and a more or less black body. Heavily roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma with some nougat nuttyness and a licorice hint. The flavor is a bit heavy on the roasted and burnt side I think, but it’s still very nice. Licorice and nuts too, but I’l like more hop flavors. Bitterness level ok. Full-bodied and effervescent. Some vanilla towards the end. A really pleasant one, but too heavy on the carbonation, and sort of one tracked. Wouldn’t mind more of it though. 120218

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11338) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Almost black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, little sweet, liquorice, little vanilla, little vinous, hops and medium bitter.


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