Mortlach (932) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: smoked malts, herbs, grain A: black, deep and foamy T: strong smoked P: Fb, low carbo O: 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Una delle migliori affumicate mai bevute. Parte leggerina ma ha una coda devastante, affumicatone senza pietà!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured black with a beige head. aroma and flavor were smoke, ham, and BBQ. body was silky with low carbonation.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl batch 40-10 @ Domus Birrae (Rome, Italy). Wow, aspect of this beer is fantastic: black impenetrable body where a coffee-boiling point foam gives a charming head; after minutes foam vanishes, but leaves a thin trace over like a brown-beige sheet. Aroma is moderately smoked, a touch of ashes, then cocoa, burned wood, coffee grounds. Hints of resinous and yeast. Body is medium, well carbonated, maybe not so intense and flat a little (probably due to the 1 year aging), I found cocoa, elderberry, burned sugar, caramel. Finish is astringent, resinous and bitter just like a cup of good coffee; long lasting. Hoping to have a fresher one, but my opinion is positive meanwhile.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black color with thick molasses, caramely aroma, flavor is sour chocolates, smoke, brown sugar , one of the best of the night
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle, BB 30 01 13) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous, plum, peat, tar, and smoke. Flavor of smoke, dark chocolate, ash, and vanilla with a dry, bitter finish. Nice smoked beer!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Peat smoke, coffee beans and blackberry syrup delve into roastiness and grassy hops for a verbose Smoked Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the dark brown.
-Vinegary edges mar the linear nose.
-The body is sweet, but still healthy (neither heavy nor thin).
-The roasted malt profile in the finish and the prevalent fruitiness didn’t quite agree.
-I was expecting better from Lambrate, especially since the regular Ghisa on tap was wonderful. I get the impression the bottle here was not at its best.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at the brewpub. Almost black with a beautiful, creamy, tan head. Moderately smoked and roasted malts aroma, hints of chocolate. More assertive smoked meats flavours, still with hints of chocolate. Well-made and somewhat original.
Brandman (1888) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black body, brown head. Aroma of dark molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, hops ans dark fruits. Flavour has some smoke, roastiness and chocolate. Also burned candy.