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RATINGS: 191   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011

Draught @ Cruise Roma - Barcelona, Un Mare di Birra, Grimaldi Lines.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark chocolate - coffee, licorice, moderate roasted and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate (vanilla), coffee - espresso. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110612]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
From tap at Fermentoren. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Roasted malty, chocolate and breadish. Bitter, dark roasted malty and breadish. Bitter chocolate dense. Dry and dark roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Draft. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, spices among them cinnamon, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish.

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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Draught at Fermentoren. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of bread. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits and liquorice. Roasted and alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Black colour, mediumsized brown head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is toffee, coffee, sweet malts, some mild roasted notes as well as mild almonds and some slight liquorice. Flavour is liquorice, sweet malts, toffee, mild roasted ashy notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty espresso and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
30th July 2012
Opaque black-brown beer, good sized tan head. Frothy airy palate, dry. Hazlenut! Hazlenut dominates the dark malt. Trace of coffee. Mild minerals. Not getting any vanilla. Creamy finish. A very nutty beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice creamy tan head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, coffee, roast malt, chocolate and hops. Way too carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - 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


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