Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Dunkler Bock
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Porpora is an interesting Bock hopped with Styrian Golding, Perla and Cascade and dry hopped with Styrian Golding.
Lager in the Hopped Bock style. Bright red colour with ruby reflections. On the nose, caramel notes are neat and followed by clear herb notes from hoppers, finally surmounted by winy and dried fruit scents. It tastes of syruped fruit but it never becomes sickly, thanks to the perfect balance ensured by the hopper. As a whole, this beer has an extraordinary balance which makes it extremely easy to drink. 18°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Alla spina. Limpido color rosso bruno con cremosa schiuma beige. Aroma maltoso e dolciastro con lievi sentori luppolati; gusto deciso e ben bilanciato tra dolce e amaro con note di malto, caramello, frutta secca e zucchero abbrustolito; finale amaro, luppolato e persistente. Di corpo medio, è bella spessa al palato e ottima da mandar giù durante i pasti; son curioso di provarla in bottiglia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3488) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle 0,75ltr: Beer label with a woman of loose morals on it, hazy brown coloured with very well hidden but identifiable sourness and good hints of caramel. Not really an German Doppelbock interpretation but more an Dutch micro-brew variation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4340) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2012
Mahogony brown, creamy beige head. Clove, nutty, twigs. Not very strong (but maybe a bit cold). Good amount of bitterness to balance the inherit brown sugar sweetness. Bit of a short ending. Nice carbonation. Enough flavour going on. Pretty nice. (75cl bottle, somewhat expensive, shared with paul_kok)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
A clear red-brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of hops and sweet fruits. The taste is sweet moving to bitter hops . In the back sweet again with a earthy taste. The aftertaste is sweet bitter with again th earthy taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bibendum (117) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2012
Schiuma di media persistenza e birra dal colore molto intenso. Retrogusto amaro che però svanisce dopo poco. Sentori di caramello che persistono in bocca a lungo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (6612) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
30/10/2011 on tap @ Open Baladin, Rome (2011-596)

Clear red brown beer, creamy light beige head, adhesive, pretty stable. Aroma: sweet mocha, sweet malts, bit nutty, brown sugar, a touch of yeast. MF: light carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: mohca, toast, caramel, fruity, plums, bitter hops. Aftertaste: mocha, grapefruit, toast, bit fruity, dry bitter ending, alcohol warming the throat. Good but not great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle @ ZZT’11 #2: Thanks to IluvatarMilan: Creamy head on top of a light hazy ruby colored beer. Smell barleys, rose hips, caramel and some hops. Taste barleys, raisin, good bitter, toasted malts, hops, light spicy/herby and darker ingredients. Good bitter hop barley dark fruit herby aftertaste. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. I liked this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11028) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to Illuvatarmilan at ‘Zieke Zuiden Tasting II’. Hazy red color, no head, just a small white lacing. Smell sweet, slightly bitter but mostly like a weak barleywine. Taste caramel and sweet. Decent carbo, medium body. (Note: best before March 2010)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle 75cl. The araoma has dark fruits and caramel malts. Bit hazy, amber coloured beer with an off-white, medium head. The taste is slightly bitter, sweet has caramel, dark fruits, some raisin, slightly toasted, bit yeasty. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is swampy caramel malt, touch of fruit. Flavour is caramel, touch of sour something (infection?). Meh.

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