Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque pitch black color, no head. Smell malts, lightly coffee, a hint of chocolate. Taste malts, coffee, bitterness, roastyness. Very nice! Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to illuvatarmilan. Pitch black oily with no head. Smells sweet, roasty, dark chocolate, slightly smokey, some bacon. Tastes roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, slightly bacon, slightly smokey. Better than the regular Ghisa. Full body, silky, soft carbo, lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
Black, brown/white foam. Sweet nose, very complex. This beer reminds me a bit of coke: sour and sweet. Bitter finish: burnt malts, dark chocolat and coffee. Almost no smoke. The aftertaste isn’t very long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (270) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 aroma:bread, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, alcohol, apparenza: black, hazy, minimal head, gusto: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, palato: light body, sticky, lively, long finish, per celebrare la mia CENTESIMA birra su ratebeer mi sono concesso questa spettacolare smoked baltic porter,bevuta al pub lambrate a milano col magico ciccio! questa birra ha vinto molti premi e capisco perchè..aroma clamoroso,misto di malti affumicati,caffè,aroma da porter del quale non mi intendo molto ma riconosco la complessità..gusto da birra complessa,in stile stout ma con un misto affumicato-amaro veramente speciale..dal nome e dallo stile ci si aspetterebbe una birra corposa da meditazione,invece il corpo snello e la secchezza la fanno scendere giù che è un piacere,quindi un pregio/difetto se vogliamo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (798) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2013
Aspetto nero impenetrabile con schiuma marrone piuttosto persistente...aroma di caffè tostato, cioccolato amaro e terra bruciata...sensazione che ritroviamo in bocca, con un corpo importante e un alcolico presente ma non invadente. Finale amaro ben bilanciato e medio-lungo. Davvero ottima!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Color dark black with almost no head. Aroma malt, roasted, coffee, chocolate, smoke?. Taste sweet, bitter cocoa, caramel, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
33cl bottle bought at Brassigaume 2012. Noire, col moyen moka, le tout huileux sur le verre. Arôme présente un bouquet profond de malt avec un côté noisette/farine, chocolaté, caramel et fumé très subtile. Palais est épais sur une effervescence très faible qui rajoute à ce palais épais et huileux. Note un bon profil malté chocolaté presque de toffee avec un malt fumé qui suit sans pour cela dominer toute l’expérience mais contribue à développer une bière bien fumée. Pointe d’épice entre poivré venant peut-être de la levure et houblons. Point positif pour l’étiquette qui me rappelle le jeu Dishonored, côté rétro-post moderne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2012
@ birrificio lambrate. It pours black like the darkness without head on top. Cocoa, roast and smoked at nose and in mouth. Good balanced in bitterness. A great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2012
33 cl. fles thuis – gekocht tijdens Brassigaume 2012 – zwart maar niet het donkerste zwart bedenkbaar, amper kraag – ruikt naar gerookte mout, houtskool, zware inkt, sojasaus en een lichte chocolade end pikzwarte chocolade toets – smaakt naar echt veel inkt, houtskool, redelijk tot zwaar verbrande spek, echt veel kampvuur een verkoold hout, sojasous, aarde / turf-achtig, redelijk gerookt, heel dikke vleesjus met een drop toets – beetje dik, weinig tot geen koolzuur – iets extremer, lichtjes apart, wel leuk, dat wel maar niet al te gemakkelijk om te drinken – dit heeft wel een van de COOLSTE labels OOIT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2724) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle, shared october 20th 2012. All black beer, big beige head. Soft carbonation, thick body. Fruity and smoky aroma, with rubber and chocolate, a bit different. Good massive roasted taste, smoke hints, bitter mocca, very nice. Finishes bitter with dark chocolate and coffee.

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