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Maltus Faber Extra Brune

Brewed by Maltus Faber
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Genova, Italy


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Tha aroma is rich, complex, appealing and not aggressive, with roasted notes and hints of dried fruit and spirit-soaked fruit. Winey, a touch of alcohol, with some notes of Imperial Stout. In the mouth it keeps what it promised in the nose: rich of every nuance of "dark", from caramel to chocolate and coffee, it has a smooth, silky and full palate with the sweet notes perfectly balanced by the right bitterness. A sipping, yet quite drinkable beer. Though it is perfectly ready to drink when it is released, the beer can benefit from some aging in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Max & Stas. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, a roasty note, a bit of chocolate, oxidation, cardboard, alcohol. Very sweet flavor, with caramel, lots of dark dried fruits, demerara sugar, a bit of oxidation and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Too sweet, but decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pils70 (124) - - DEC 20, 2015
Uva passa, frutta secca prugna, cioccolato e un giusto warming la rendono quasi perfetta

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1098) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 21, 2015
On tap @ Cheese Bra 2015. Birra ramato carico, quasi marrone con riflessi rubino e schiuma beige fine poco persistente. Aroma molto intenso, tostato, di liquirizia e fruttato di fichi caramellati, liquore, lievito belga, caramello, cacao in polvere. Complesso e fine. Gusto dolce amabile, tostato, ma senza punte di amaro, caramello e liquirizia sono anche presenti. Estremamente corposa, poco carbonata, appiccicosa, quasi oleosa. Alcolica, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle, thanks Hirigalzkar. Nice brew with a taste of licorice, black currant and milk chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Notes of wood, milk chocolate and vanilla in aroma. Very sweet and malty, like a mix of a barley wine and a stout. Notes of raisins and milk chocolate. Sugary texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (825) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brown, some white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel coffee. Taste sweet, round caramel toffee. Nice feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (232) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 22, 2015
Di un marrone scuro quasi impenetrabile, abbastanza torbida, schiuma cremosa e persistente. Caratteristiche olfattive che la collocano quasi in una posizione intermedia fra una trappista e una imperial stout (per alcune sue note vinose appena accennate ed altre leggermente asprigne); sentori di mela verde, uvetta, datteri e prugna disidratata. Al palato spicca per la sua nota dominante di liquirizia fusa e di malti tostati; non nasconde, da subito, i suoi 10° gradi alcolici, ma li avvolge e li completa con tutta una serie di altre “chicche”. E’ birra che scalda, ricca nell’aroma (frutta secca, tostatura, caramello, liquirizia, caffè), note fruttate (di frutta sotto spirito ancor più evidente che all’olfatto, uva sultanina), un cioccolato fondente marginale ma significativo, e quell’ ”asprigno” da Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Eataly Genova. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet bready and caramel malt with dates and figs. Flavor is sweet caramel and bready malt, dark fruits, faint earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at Open Baladin Roma. Very malty, fruit, wood raisins and figs. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
Artisanal ale from Genua, seemingly inspired by Belgian Scotch ales but also tending towards imperial stout. Very thin, quickly dissolving and eventually all but disappearing, beige head, colour a very dark brown, bordering on black. Complex aroma of raisins, coffee, sweet paprika, dark chocolate, dried plums, pear syrup, dry sherry, peat. Dried and candied fruits in the mouth, vinous and oily, very agreeable mouthfeel, sherry-like accents but the coffee and chocolate qualities coming from deep, dark and roasted malts are dominant. Some subjective woodiness in the finish, long and bitter due to the roastedness, but also surprisingly thin in view of its impressive strength. Complex and refined nonetheless.

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