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Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Curiosity
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°


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1656) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
Very dark brown, little head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and cocoa. Roasted malt is well balanced with bitterness. Fine aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5615) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, low beige head. Aroma of smoked malts / smoked sausage, with fruity hops in the background. Light bodied and refreshing for its strength. The fairly dry flavour is smoked, but not extreme, with decent hops throughout, and a spicy warming finish, reminiscent of chipotle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (767) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 2, 2014
Spina @ le birre della merla 2014. Scura con schiuma eterna. Già al naso salta fuori l’affumicato. Difficile, complessa, corpo setoso e pieno. Affumicata con buone tostature. Bevuta un pò di corsa, da riprovare con calma.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3415) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Troche mnie zawiodlo to piwo. Baltycki porter podwedzany, co oni jeszcze nie wymysla? Piwo czarne i geste bez zadnej piany, alkoholowa nuta w koncowce, palonosc na przyzwoitym poziomie, wedzenia srednio tu wyczulem. Po przelknieciu przyjemna wytrawna koncowka. Ale podstawowa Ghisa o wiele, wiele mi bardziej przypadla do gustu, chocby przez sama piane. Polecam ale do rozwagi przy zakupie.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paologalloni (152) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2013
tape @green river. bella schiuma cappuccinosa nero notte. l’alcol si sente aroma affumicato e liquerizia. sapore pieno che si espande si sentono i malti ben bilanciati dall’amaro del luppolo. birra ottima

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3371) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
10-NOV-2013, tap @Green River in Bologna. Black with lasting tan head. Aroma is smoke, roast, burnt malt, grape fruit. Taste the same. Very hoppy. Smoke is just an addition to the complex porter. Very fine brew. Full body and medium carbonation. Could drink a lot of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Schwarz, schöne beige schaumkrone, aroma: cafe, caramel, leichte rauchnote / antrunk: gehaltvoll, malzig und feinherb/ nachklang: feinherb/ feine rezenz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
330ml bottle the in-laws brought me back from the brewtap. Slim-necked tar with a grey-tan collar. Aroma of chorizo, deep black cocoa-heavy chocolate, sticky dried fruit, berries, filter coffee. Deep and burnt with robust black coffee bitterness, swirls of cocoa and berries; charred veg. Moussey condition, unobtrusive alcohol, hints of soapy hop. Good but can’t touch standard issue Ghisa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Medium sized tan head soft medium carbonation dark pour aromas smoked bacon liquorice coffee caramel the flavours medium bitter fruit rich dark taste smoked goodness sweet caramel roast coffee rich dark chocolate sweet liquorice a true Baltic in taste so tasteful the finish best of flavours rich malts sweetness smoked and bitter lingering tastes very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
The colour of a flying fox - just somehow I happen to be tasting this in Canberra, Australia. Lovely dark russet almost black, with a a russet head that does not last too long. Aroma of gruen Speck. Flavour is rather weak in general, with dark chocolates, plenty of plums, grapefruit, a dry, bitter finish, but hardly any smokiness, except for the bacon. Medium bodied, with an oily feel. All aspects are not bad on their own, but the overall experience is not as rewarding as I had hoped. A Baltic Porter? Perhaps more of a Lombard Porter.


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