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Style: Imperial Stout
Marentino, Italy
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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I.I.C.S.S. Italian Imperial Coffee Spiced Stout Top Fermented Beer. It is the same basis that gave birth to Papëssa too. It goes to barrel (barrique) and stay there for 12 months. During this period I add coffee and spices. The name Marché ’l Re is a card game name very played here in Piedmont in the past. People were used to play it in coffee shops, drinking coffee with fernet (Fernet is a type of amaro, a bitter, aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices). Inspiring to that, I use a blend of Caffè Vergnano (a very famous brand of coffee from Chieri) and spices as rhubarb, saffron, gentian and cinchona. "Ebony beer, strong in character, very complex. In the nose it is rich of an intriguing mix of flavors as chinchona, soy sauce, coffee and chocolate stuffed with candy orange. Spicy notes of gentian root and saffron are standing in the palate, well balanced by coffee and dried mushrooms notes. Try it with sushi, blue cheese or as ingredient for a different tiramisù." - Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska


Ozzak's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, - APR 27, 2012
37,5cl bottle at home. Black with a brown, frothy head that soon settles to a thin layer. The first aroma that is evident is an intriguing and complex winous sour that reminds me of balsamico vinager. But there is also some earthy basement aromas, and lingering in the back is the coffee. As the beer warms up I´m getting more and more treelike/woody aromas as well. Tastes of a combination of dried fruits, spices and chocolate, plenty of bitterness in the finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3117) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Dark caramel brown coloured viscoud oily pour. Aroma is earthy coffee beans, roasted barley and nice berry fruits. Flavour is tart berry, earthy roast. Palate is full bodies with a tart edge. Lingering black cherry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, spice and herbs.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Cloudy dark brown with off white head. Aroma is spiced, coffee, citrus, some acidity and herbs. Tastes like Fernet, raw, herby, bitter with same notes as in aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1239) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours murky very dark brown with a minimal beige head. Aroma is coffee, sour berries, hard toasted malts, herbs, grapefruit, phenols, cheese and soy. Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and moderate+ acidic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft+. Finishes sweet and sour with coffee. Quite rough and unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3383) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Pours opaque black with no head, aroma of herbs, lemon and sourness, flavor of coffee, lemon, herbs and vinegar, medium to full bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hackobock (1356) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Sample @ CBC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruits, spices, wood, earthy, acidic. Taste is light sweet, bitter and harsh earthy herbal notes. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2135) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ CBC14-red. Black. Spicy herbal nose. Bit like bell peppers.. chilies, or tabasco really. Full body. Herbal, fernet blanca- like. Strange one. Even if not something I would crave later on, was pleased to have tried. Excentric.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
[5/3/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 3rd session. Opaque black. Sour aroma with fruits and sauerkraut. Roasty flavor, sourish and fruity, with coffee and a spicy note. Full-bodied. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Draught CBC 2014. Pitch black coloured. LIight brown dense head. Aroma. Coffee, roast, herbs, chocolate, spice, cocoa. Flaovur. Roast, coffee, spice, chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied. Ends Roasted bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, session 3. Black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, chilli notes, woody, ash, hay, peat notes. Roasted ash flavor, peat, figs, raisins, chilli and cinnamon notes. Thin bodied beer.


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