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Lambrate Imperial Ghisa

Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Lager in the Smoked Baltic Porter style. Impenetrable. Black in colour. On the nose, this extreme version of the Ghisa features toasting, coffee grounds, smoking, bitter cocoa and toffee notes, and a winy alcoholic component which accompanies the fragrance of alcohol soaked redberries.
In the mouth, it’s full bodied and corresponds to the sensations felt in the nose.
Meditative warming beer, the alcoholic impact is not as violent as expected.

Having a high alcohol content of 8.5% Vol. and the intense smoke aroma, this beer, from legendary Ghisa family, has brought fame to our Brewery. Today in Milan "El Ghisa" is a friendly way the citizens still call traffic officers; most probably because of old black uniforms worn by the officers that reminded of the colour of cast iron fountains. Besides, their top hats popular around the year 1860 looked like cast iron tubes of some German stoves traded in Milan at that time. 20°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IlGagario (33) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
On tap. Color ebano, testa schiumosa e carbonata color caffé abbastanza duratura. Olfatto poco generoso e affumicato. Carbonazione persistente e vivace. Corpo medio, un po’ watery, che comunque dona una ottima scorrevolezza alla beva. Nota palatale piccante e piacevolmente affumicata, con ai lati note di torba, legno e catrame. L’aroma smoked glissa dolcemente fino a sublimarsi nell’amaro intenso ed alcoolico del finale lungo, soddisfacentemente robusto e sempre dinamicamente carbonato. Fa ricordare di sè questa ottima baltic porter affumicata con la sua carbonazione sempre attiva che ne esalta le singole componenti la rende perfettamente tenuta insieme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1427) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle Aroma-smoke, chocolate, caramel, Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1075) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 4, 2016
butelka, warka do 26-10-20. ciemny braz z niebrzydka, niewysoka, ladnie brudzaca szklo piana. w aromatach jest kawa, czekolada, jakies ciemne suszone owoce, nieco miesna wedzonka i palonosc. w ustach jest kwaskowate, slodkawe a dalej jak w aromatach. niestety tez chyba jeszzcze sie nie poukladalo - alkoholowosc malo sympatyczna, malo szlachetna, choc na szczescie nie nachalna. goryczka stosunkowo wysoka. dosc niemile kwaskowato-alkoholowe posmaki. za to bardzo mila faktura, dosc pelne i dosc gladkie, takie atłasowe odczucie. sumarycznie jest dobre ale nic ponad to. no i wole w efekcie lekka, nieimperialna wersje Ghizy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (494) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
On tap at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Dark with a beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, roasted, smoke, caramel. Taste is bitter sweet, roastedness, smoke, ash, bitter ending. Aftertaste of bitter hard roasted malts and smoke. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (762) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor czarny, piany niestety brak. Aromat słodowy, trochę suszu śliwkowego. Smak gorzkiej kawy. Goryczka średnia, ładnie ułożone piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3404) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Draft at Craft & Draft. Aroma of mild smoke, roasted malt, subtle ham and coffee. Flavor of cream, smoke, bitter coffee, licorice and bitter passion fruit. Nice smoke beer, not very intense though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle @ Hotel Florence, Milan, Italy. Pours pitch black with a huge creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, smoke, smoked ham, burnt caramel, dark chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, rich malty, caramel, slightly burnt, smoked meat, dark chocolate, toasted bread, some dark fruit notes, little alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 121215

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (112) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2016 Birra scurissima, molto densa, schiuma color cappuccino. Aroma prevalentemente affumicato, al palato è un pó meno densa di come si può immaginare. L'amaro deciso sul finale ripulisce la bocca e agevola molto la bevuta. L'affumicato resiste fino a quando la birra non si scalda un po', lasciando emergere sapori tostati e di caffè, più congeniali per una imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (435) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, whisky. Taste: coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, toffee, whisky and dried plums. Medium head, good lacing and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1294) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is pitch black, head is big, brownish, creamy rocky, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is slightly smoky, roasted malt, flavor is roasted malt, mild coffee, chocolate, dried fruits. Medium sweet, medium to heavy roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium to heavy bittersweet. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, simple, good one.

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