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Brewed by Birrificio Grado Plato
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Chieri (TO), Italy

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Birra stagionale presente in bottiglia. Prodotta con fave di cacao e carrube siciliane; la quantità di aveva presente (oltre il 30%) richiede un trattamento in Sala Cottura di ben 2 giornate.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 8, 2008
Artebirra Pasturana 2008: senza dubbio alcuno la regina della manifestazione, chapeau.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 24, 2015
Aroma: Medium chocolate, light licorice, roasty. Appearance: Dark, clear Amber body. Small, off-white head. Flavour: Medium-high chocolate, light oats, cookies, Light licorice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium-sweet finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, silky, medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Wow! Liquid Chocolate! AMAZING! *First rating was lost due to a computer crash. 750 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Carl 23. Specialty Beer 13C. Oatmeal Stout

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - JUN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Tap. Dark brown with little thick lasting head. Chocolate, cherries, some spiciness, a very good malty note mixed with a really nice earthiness hit gently the nose, inviting and balancing the whole. Explodes in a medium bodied silkiness, with a huge chocolate and cherries flavour, reminding a pastry specialty of the same region, Piedmont, that host that brilliant brewery. Long aftertaste, no traces of that 7%abv, flavourful and dangerous drinkable. Delicious brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Will pour a 5+ finger thick, light tan head - pour very slowly - that fades slowly leaving some lace. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Black color, no highlights. Nose is smokey chocolate. Flavor is a mellow, sweet smokey chocolate. Not finding the tart, sour flavors other reviewers have found. Very expensive - $25.95 for a flip-top 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured with a poor head retention; pretty oily nose with notes of black chocolate, vanilla and anise; quite roasted; thick and oily; some sharp late bitterness, residual sweetness with long chocolatey and cocoa notes - a wonderful dessert beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle @ eataly bologna. Tiny head on top, it pours dark. Taste: chocolate, liquorice and coffee but with a good bitterness at the same time. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2007
Birra dell’Anno Awards 2007, Milan. Dark brown colour, with an off-white head. Lots going on in aroma here. Up front is cocoa, then tar, bit of vanilla and some notes of whiskey. No coffee was sensed here. Flavour brings more coffee, it appears like green pepper. Edges of vanilla and whiskey. Bit alcohol shows off, but the thorough flavour profile, and the flavours stays long after, reminds me pretty much of Mikkeller Beer Geek Brekfast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2008
A beautiful brown pour with rocky brown head. Sweet bubble gum, light green apple jolly rancher on the nose with an undercurrent of cocao. Well hidden alcohol in the body. Very sweet body with more of bubblegum flavor, dry cacao and definite carob. Smooth finish. A unique beer that was a treat to try and scores major points for being both tasty and one of the most original beers I’ve tried in some time.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Served in my Orval glass. Lovely carob nose. Silky, chocolately, roasty character. Dark carob–cocoa malts, with flowery hops. Notes of bubble gum, sour oak, and vanilla. Dry finish. Smooth, balanced, and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
On tap at beechwood bbq in seal beach, ca perfect walnut brown pour w/ a tightly bubbled creamy white head. The aroma is of chocolate, oats, and spices. Creamy mouthfeel and flavor. Very nice


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