santinogbr (1) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark, toasted but fruity almost sweet old ale with some sour points and medium body, very tasty and good complexity.
Alphadelic (1730) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is a good few years old. Bran flakes an blackberries on the nose. Sweet black cherries fil the mouth entirely. Absolutely beautiful subtle and smooth. No hint of the alcohol at all. Cherries, cherries, cherries. Crazy drinkable.
MrGGen (301) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Il colore nero la fa assomigliare quasi ad un stout.L’aroma ha la dolcezza dello zucchero e della frutta candita.Gusto d’avena,con un grande corpo, un pò di malto amaro e cioccolato scuro.Profondamente complesso.Come un incrocio fra una forte stout secca e una barley wine dolce. Squisita.
rondphoto (1254) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black/brown with a foamy tan head and streaks of fine lace. Taste begins with roasted malt full of plums, currents, raisens, and sloe, on a bed of earthy bran. It grows through the palate to a mild bitter finish that goes on for a long time before dissapating to a neat vanilla that caps it off. Complex and interesting, it solidly delivers an earthy grain quality similar to heavy grains that give life to homemade bread. Good stuff!
biereflaneuse (22) - Certaldo, ITALY - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle bought from the brewer, aged two years in cellar. This dark ale has the bitter and toasted notes of an imperial stout without being one; "Bran" is surely one of the best brews by Montegioco. Unfortunately it is not very easy to find.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours black with no head. The aromas are roasted chocolate and light coffee as is the flavor. Cheers!
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared (and bought) by Haukur. Black pour with a nice head looks like a stout. Aroma has much candi sugar and fruit sweetness, with an odd mustard seed thing going on. Oaty taste, with a great body, some bitter malts and dark chocolate. Some spice and mint. Deeply complex. Like a cross between a strong, dry stout and a sweet barleywine. Delicious.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with tarheels86td. Almost black, brown head. Aroma of alcohol and bread. Taste is black bread and pumpernickel. Nice.
fiammanghilla (337) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spina @ Porck’n Beer 2013.
Nera con schiuma color cappuccino.
Grande corpo, si evidanziano i malti tostatie il caffè.
Finale lungo ancora al caffè...
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-08-30, batch 29/08, 1 year old, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Dark brown color; medium head. Nice aroma, chocolate with a touch of good coffee, and roasted nuts. Goody body strength, good chocolate flavor with some roasted malts, a hint of liquorice and a shade of the Montegioco sourish character (very subdued here); correct bitterness. Very rich.
2008-05-30, blind tasting at Yespr’s, 6-3-7-3-14=33
Dark brown color. Quite simple caramel aroma. Medium body, with a quite good caramel and dark chocolate flavor. In the final the chocolate gets a light vanilla touch, but maybe also some yeast. Not too complex but nice.