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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4594) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1993) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown, very little head, oily. Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, vinous. Prunes. Taste: Vinous, dark malt, dark fruit, slight alcohol. Rich - very nice. Info: 330ml bottle, 31/10-2013, BB: 31/1-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUN 26, 2013
Dark brown, creamy head. Some caramel, burnt and malt aroma. Full bodied and smooth, alcohol is masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (959) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Bottiglia 33cl @ Il gallo brillo. Scura, schiuma nocciola poco persistente. Complessa e delicata, l’alcol si sente relativamente poco. Davvero notevole.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
Muffig malziger Beginn mit geringer Säure. Unrund, trocken, minzig, fehlerhaft holzig. 8/7/7/6/10/6

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lupulonimbus (21) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle, 33 cl. Light-muddy brown, with some white detritus, small head. Strong aroma, winey (indeed), overripe fruits (apple, plum, pear, among other notes), brandy. Medium sweet debut, slightly acetic, ripe apple-peal bitter. full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Malt at its best at impersonating fruits. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
28th November 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Rich creamy malt, soft palate. The malt tastes aged, soft and creamy. Very light touches of milk chocolate and marmite. Finishes soft and with more of the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moliere (27) - Viterbo, ITALY - MAR 5, 2012
Questa birra potrebbe tranquillamente essere scambiata per una strong bruin belga, tanto è aderente allo stile e realizzata in modo impeccabile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 23, 2012
03/08/2011 330ml bottle. Marrone scuro, intenso, con morbidissima schiuma color senape, poco persistente. Aroma intensissimo, di malto, ciliegie, cioccolato, con una punta acidula. In bocca è meravigliosamente complessa, dolciastra, ciliegie, cioccolato, con una punta acidula nel finale. Corpo medio-pieno, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione corretta. Meraviglioso esemplare di belgian strong ale. Sorprendente, di grandissimo carattere. Tra le migliori birre italiane in assoluto.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hellrob (15) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2011
But, is this belgian or italian??? hmmm. Wow!!! this beer seems like an incredible Xmas seasonal masterpiece or a trappist beer. This is what a belgian-lover can adores. You’ll enjoy this masterpiece cause has got a great aroma of mature and dry plums, candy sugar...in the mouth again the plums and dark frity touch with sugar, with a big carachter, notes of caramel, malt, dry fig, a touch of liquor...fantastic!!! for reflection and inspiration. what a beer!?!!! dangerous! love love love! SUPPORT this microbrewery!

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