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Lambrate Imperial Ghisa

Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 147   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (376) - 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 (1137) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (2399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma: buttery, toasted malts, some cacao, light coffee. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet and biter. Palate: initially heavy on sweet malts, caramel, toasted flavours, lightly smoked, turns very bitter and dry in the finish. Overall: outstanding Smoked Porter, beautiful palate, if anything, maybe a touch light on the smoke. Pint at The Italian Job, Chiswick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (1800) - PORTUGAL - OCT 20, 2015
On tap @ Brassigaume. Dark black colour with a nice tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is quite balanced and the smoked notes are well masked into the flavour. Maybe a bit too carbonated. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinky77 (140) - - OCT 19, 2015
Bevuta a Roma alla spina. Il colore è scuro, bella schiuma scura e cremosa. Al naso si si sente aroma affumicato e liquirizia. Il sapore è pieno. Decisamente una birra che scalda da bere con calma. birra ottima

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Sehr dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer schönen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, rauchig, Schinken, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr rauchig, viel Schinken, kräftig röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee, bitter hopfig, nicht schlecht!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1105) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
Cask, @Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Roma. 21/09/2015 Color negro, espuma beige, aroma tostado, sabor maltoso, dulce, cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekboniek (319) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Beczka. Barwa czarna, Piana brązowa, drobna, słabo utrzymująca się. Aromat palonych słodów, śliwki. W smaku kawa, palone słody, śliwki. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, Goryczka, niewysoka, Wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
michalmachpl (245) - Rudnik nad Sanem / Rzeszów, POLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Kran/Tap: 300ml - Pub Pułapka - Gdańsk - Poland, The term drinking/Termin wypicia: 1.08.2015, Kolor/Color: czarny, nieprzejrzysty (ale mogę się mylić, późno było i sporo piw już wypitych), Piana/Foam: beżowa, drobna, dość obfita, z tego co pamiętam i zapisałem oblepiała całkiem ładnie szkło, Zapach/Aroma: jest wędzonka to fakt - ale nie jest na jakimś mega intensywnym poziomie, jest też wyraźna paloność kawy i śliwkowe nuty, trochę alkoholu w postaci nut likieru, Smak/Taste: tu też wędzonka nie jest intensywna i niej est na pierwszym planie, bardziej do głosu dochodzą palone słody, czekolada, kawa, lukrecja (czarne haribo), goryczka - średnia - zalegająca, i tyle zapisałem i zapamiętałem, piwo ogólnie bardzo mi smakowało i chętnie bym się go napił jeszcze raz, bo nie ukrywam to było już 10 piwo tego wieczoru, Wysycenie/Carbonation: średnie - odpowiednie, Opakowanie/Package: eta na nalewaku spoko,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (828) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Piana drobna, kawowa. Kolor czarny. W aromacie lekkie nuty wędzone, plus wyraźne nuty śliwkowe. Trochę nut palonych. Lekko wyczuwalny alkohol, daje nuty likierowe. W smaku dość wytrawne. W smaku wyczuwalna alkoholowa goryczka, grzeje w przełyku. Jest wyraźnie zarysowany, ale nie przeszkadza. Znów wędzoność i śliwki. Nuty gorzkiej czekolady. Słodycz praktycznie nieobecna. Kwaskowe nuty ciemnych słodów. Gęste w odczuciu, pełne.

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