Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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°

zaf's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2016
Black, almost opaque. Aroma: smoked, coffee, berries, charcoal. Moderate sweet, prominent bitterness. Flavour: burned robusta, smoked beacon, bread, some earthy and woody notes. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small pale brown head. Aroma: roasted, smoked fish, chocolate, weak coffee, dark plums. Taste: smoked fish skin, weak sourness, bitter chocolate and milk chocolate also, Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
 (Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 040221, at Koht, 20160711) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, chocolate, smoke and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, smoke, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky, burnt and bitter. A pretty good smoky and strong brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kanerjus (70) - orimattila, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
samaan aikaan tuiman paahteinen mutta silti pehmeä. savuisuus varmaankin turvemaltaasta eli enemmän turpeisuutta kuin rehellistä savuisuutta. melkoa makea, huulet jää lasiin kiinni. erittäin hyvä. joutui pitkään punnitsemaan 8 ja 9 välillä niin tuoksussa kuin maussakin mutta ehkä sellainen viimeinen silaus jäi vielä uupumaan

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2511) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from uba ja humal, tallinn. Black color, brown head. Lots of smoke on nose, some coffee. Full body, smoke, coffee. Good balance with smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4729) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle in Portland. Soap bubbles, tan foam, lovely dirty beer, ruddy. Deep sweet, mellow red fruit depths, sweet leather. Turkish coffee, grainy coffee bean residuals. Vegetal notes on aroma. Full, delicious, robust and ruddy. Great! Thanks Alberto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Draught. Dark chocolate and plums, complemented by coffee and topped off with a not overbearing amount of peat. Soft, balanced, very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (1771) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at a tasting in Portland-Oregon, many thanks to douglas88 for hosting and offering. Rough dark brown pour, unstable tan head. Nose: leather, mint elements and some smoke. Mouth: more rough notes, wild Imp Stout, some dry fruit, smoke again. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to Alberto. Pours a dark brown black color with a small white head. A big sweet minty chocolate nose. The flavor is dry cocoa, anise. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (787) - Pula, CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from Hops Beer Shop in Trieste. Dark liquid, beige head. Full body, medium carbonation. Smoked smell, taste is smoked, creamy.

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