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Style: Imperial Stout
Marentino, Italy
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Sour stout. The beer seems to have two phases, but they harmonize quite well. The sour taste combined with the strong body works good, but I don’t like the coffee in the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Very black color with small beige head. Chalk and ashes, espresso, but also a fruity sourness. This dry chalky character is very irritating. The sourness gives some sort of a balance. Very very dry. Low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2014
375 ml. bottle sampled @ Vini, Birre, Ribelli 2014. Dark wood brown, little mocha bubbles only on the side. Nose is huge ashes & charred oak, charred coffee, liquorish,… Taste is vinous red grapes mixed with charred coffee, ashes, roast, burned, charred,… Bit thin body. More unique than good. Interesting never the less. This would probably get higher scores if it were labelled as a “sour/wild ale” instead of “Imperial Stout”.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle sample @ Vini, Birre, Ribelli ’14, Bruxelles. De couleur brune foncée, col assez faiblard tirant sur le café au lait. Arôme est puissant au niveau du café, ce dernier étant ponctué par un bouquet légèrement aigrelet ainsi que de notes de barrique. Note une petite pointe de noisette et de chocolat. Palais reste centré sur la malté, avec cette impression de café refroidit (en bon) accompagné d’une pointe terreuse rappelant presque des racines. Encore une bière surprenante de la part de Loverbeer accordant le meilleur de deux styles - stout et spontané.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2454) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, spices, licorice, lemon and saffron. Taste is light sweet and light sour with notes of coffee, spices and licorice. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Pretty weird.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5167) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma with notes of liquorice. Starts heavy malty, intense notes of liquorice, a lot of coffee and bitter chocolate. Dry malty finish. Heavy beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3993) - 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 (6305) - 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 (3544) - 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 (1243) - 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.


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