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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. After buying this at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, it feels really good to have Meilby bring it to the table, cheers man! :-) Pours a pitch black body with a huge beige creamy head. Sooo nice. Nose is almonds, biscuits, licorice, leather, coffee and hints of nuts and caramelized...caramel? :-P In any case, this is quite lovely. Taste is coffee, caramel, nuts, hints of buttery biscuits and ashes. Very nice. High carbonation, full body. A highly pleasant Italian-themed beer very far from most Italian crafts.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeratarian (103) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pour is dark and thin head. Aroma of bread, nuts and fruit. Flavor is a bitter sweet nuttiness, sweet on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable. A style of its own. Interesting and worth tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma is very rich chocolate, mocha, espresso, fig and deep sweet malts. The taste is similar ;very very sweet and almost chewy mouthfeel that finishes with light bitterness. For 11.5% this is pretty smooth. Far too sweet for my liking. Appearance is a dark body with a beige head that retains fairly well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Richly flavored and decadent (though not as much so as the imperial version). Smooth amaretto and coffee with a huge malt nose and flavor. Enjoyed this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (741) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
This rich black beer has an amazing sweet coffee ice cream aroma. It has flavors if coffee and chocolate. It starts of really mild and develops into a more complex flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (894) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 18, 2014
Drought at Torst. Very dark brown with creamy tan head, vamilla and coffee aroma, tastes like a vanilla-coffee ice cream, low carbonation, thick body, long finish. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (264) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a thick jet black with a half finger of tan head. Nose is booze, roast, chocolate, nutty, dark fruits. Taste is roasty, chocolate, a bit milky, a bit nutty, some coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is super creamy, really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Black of color with a brown creamy head. An aroma of coffee, melasse and grass. A flavor of roasted malt, sweets and chocolate. Gooser beer :(

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (47) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Shared bottle on May 17th. Pours opaque with a fluffy tan two finger head. Nose reminds me of the Biscotti spread that your spread on sweet crackers. Chocolate, almonds and some hints of coffee and dark fruits. The taste is amazing,following the nose and having a viscous mouth feel. Hope that I can find this again!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle, BB 2015 - gusher! Pours black with a lasting and lacing huge creamy thick brown head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthy coffee, sweet dark fruit, burnt malt and milky. Taste is moderate+ sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is smooth, carbonation is moderate. Mid palate is rather dark-fruity sweet but finishes balanced and roasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1701) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Huge gusher that brings back memories of PHAT porter. Black with a huge frothy dirty light brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, light fruity, dates, . Medium body, oily/sticky texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet with some malty bitterness. Perhaps a bit syrupy, but I like it ok.


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