kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle. Cloudy brown pour with no head. Aroma of caramel malt and herbs. Flat taste of lemongrass, caramel and yeast with a lingering finish. Had potential, think the bottle may have been spoiled with zero head.
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a hazy, dark, reddish brown with a thin whispy head that quickly disappears, not sure about the aroma, taste is sweet, a little roasted malt flavor, not bad.
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - JAN 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Un assaggio ai Troeggi, sarà che a me queste birre alle castagne non convincono, ma non mi è piaciuta
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Pours a clear amber with a thin dissipating white head. Smells of fruit, red, semi dried; caramel, malt, yeast. Tastes rather alcohol rich, sweet, with an lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, medium active carbonation, oily texture. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Its tasty.
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to markus. Pours hazy amber, smallish head. Aroma of chesnutts, malt, sugar, crystal malt? Flavor of sweet malt, chesnuts, dried fruits. Palate is smooth, medium mouthfeel. I liked this beer. Surprising.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Long, foamy head.
Aroma: Rye, alcahol, caramel.
Flavor: Malt, dry fruits, rye, alcahol, spice.
There is a certain complexity to this brew and I am not sure if I like it or not.
For a nation better known for its wine, Italy is starting to be known for some of the best beers near the equater.
From one who has been there: Viva Napoli for what you can do.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bräunlich, kaum schaumkrone, aroma nach kastanien und honig, süss im geschmack wie aroma, süss dominierend, geringe rezenz
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kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of alcohol, caramel. Reddish amber, no head. Nutty, woody, sweet. Caramel, cinnamon, pepper. Finishes sightly sweet and sticky.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and label design looked so imposing I left it on the mantlepiece for six months until it went past its sell-by date. 3 months overdate, and the beer was as impressive as the packaging. Bronze,dark gold colour, packed with flavours. I couldn’t place the flavour but now seeing in the description, I can pick out the word ’castagne’ which explains a lot. An impeccable wealth of balanced flavours and aromas, I can only think this is a highly skilled brewer. The highlight of my week, and it’s been quite an entertaining week. Credit to Lorenzo for this one!
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the only Grado Plato since I first tried chocarrubica around Thanksgiving time. Poured, or rather exploded out of the bottle with a thick head that stayed only shortly, revealing a very nice dark amber colored brew. Subtle yet pleasent aroma, ever so slight alcohol smell because of the 8% abv. Nice heavy malt flavor, very nutty from the chestnuts but also has somewhat of a roasted/slightly burnt hazelnut taste as well. Very good, I’d definitely pick this up again.