Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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°

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (266) - - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (809) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Had on cask. Pours a dark black with ran bubbly head. A very strong smoky aroma. Taste is meaty and smoky with malts and coffee. That smoky meat taste definitely lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lebermilz (94) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Black, thick head. Smoky, coffee, smoked ham, Schwarzbrot. Smoked, harmonically bitter, stays quite a time on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (164) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours black with nice head, leaving a nice lacing. Aroma: elegant smoke aroma coupled with dried plum and roastiness. Taste: very well balanced with roastiness, some smoke, a touch of bitterness and a hoppy palate. Medium carbonation. Elegant and well balanced beer. Very drinkable, also because the ABV is very well hidden. This is an American-styled super drinkable porter rather than an imperial porter heavyweight. Still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Marrone scuro, schiuma marroncina molto persistente. Aroma vivace di affumicato e liquirizia. Al palato si conferma la liquirizia, un affumicato deciso ma non così tendente al bacon, cacao, nel complesso amaro. Birra interessante e di un buon equilibrio. Alcol del tutto nascosto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisko82 (194) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Intensywna beżowa piana oblepia szkło. W aromacie wędzonka, palona kawa. W smaku kawa i wyczuwana lukrecja. Piwo pełne, niskowysycone. Dość pijalne. Goryczka zalegająca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xlts (76) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Warsaw Beer Festival. Pours black, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, some hints of smokiness. In taste it’s nicely balanced, with evident porter-ish sweetness. Very drinkable, but could be a bit more smoky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (419) - Łomża, POLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bardzo dobre piwo. Aromat jest ok, choć tej wędzonki nie czuć zbyt intensywnie. Tak samo w smaku - wędzonka nie dominuje. Pochwalić za to trzeba wygląd i pianę (piana jak śmietana). Jedno z lepszych piw jakie piłem na Warszawskim Festiwalu Piwa.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sissio (867) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 25, 2015
Clear black, almost no chocolate head. Complex aroma. Roasted notes, milk chocolate, cream, toffee, riped fruit, nuts, blueberries. Rich dry taste with burnt wiod, smoky notes, cocoa bean, passito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (236) - Padova, ITALY - FEB 23, 2015
Baltic Porter che sinceramente non mi è sembrata un gran che. Presenta pochi sapori (tra i quali sentori di vernice), e tende decisamente all’amaro, ma un amaro che stride. Interessante, ma sicuramente sopravvalutata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (522) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours black with a beautiful creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a milky sweetness. Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, some smoke, earthy notes, faint alcoholic warmness. Very good final bitterness with ground coffee and bitter chocolate notes. Full body, light carbonation. Excellent.

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