Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
RBESG Grand Tasting. Black color with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dried black fruit, smoke. Taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
RBESG Grand Tasting. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, dark dried fruit, malt and a touch of ink. Sweet malty flavour with lots of roasted notes and a touch of smoke. A bit one-dimensional....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head and an aroma of ripe cherries, smoked eel and some malts. The taste is sweet and mainly dominated by the smoke, but also his notes of strong black coffee and dark bitter chocolate and there’s a lingering bitterness in the end. A really nice beer, would drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2012
330ml bottle - shared by Mirjukka and Janne - thanks!
Jet black, large tight chocolatey head, very sticky. Rich bacony roast aroma, sweet and hammy. Lovely rich roast taste, just a bit of an ashy edge. Otherwise a smooth palate, and with gentle carbonation. Bitter espresso later taste. Finish has just a hint of the ham from earlier, and a slightly metallic burnt ashy bite. Covers the 8.5% well, it just feels big, not boozy. Slightly oily palate and finish. A stormer - many thanks Mirjukka and Janne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is hops, liquorice, molasses, slight medicinal, touch of smoky peat. Flavour is liquorice, ashy roast, slight medicinal, burned malt. Very roasty and ashy, lingers on and on. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3414) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 6, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Black bodied, no real head. Very developed rich flavour, chocolate covered cherry, medical, cough syrop, toast. Solid sweet taste, some smoke. Bit of sharpness in the end. Like it. (33cl bottle, at dEnk house tasting)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3259) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2012
Bottle at mini-dEnk tasting. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, ashy and burnt. Flavor is very roasted and ashy. A bit too much roasted malts. Quite bitter. Long charcoal aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 17, 2012
20/07/2011 Open Baladin Roma (330ml bottle). Nera, densa, quasi impenetrabile, liquorosa, con cappello di schiuma grigiastra-marroncina, poco persistente. Aroma intenso e persistente di malti tostati con una netta e decisa botta di affumicato. In bocca è grezza senza compromessi, malti tostati, caffè, affumicato, una punta di alcol, forse un po’ troppo percettibile. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Gran bella smoked stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
A: smoked malts, herbs, grain A: black, deep and foamy T: strong smoked P: Fb, low carbo O: 20/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Una delle migliori affumicate mai bevute. Parte leggerina ma ha una coda devastante, affumicatone senza pietà!

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