Brewed by Orso Verde
Style: Porter
Busto Arsizio, Italy


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Birra doppio malto di bassa fermentazione, scura, strutturata e delicatamente amara per via dell’uso massiccio di orzo torrefatto e luppoli aromatici, con sentori di caffé e liquirizia in primo piano. Vincitrice del 1° premio assoluto e del 1° premio per la categoria PORTER/STOUT nel primo campionato italiano di birre artigianali. Leggi l’articolo di Varesenews 1° premio di categoria e 3° premio assoluto nel secondo campionato italiano di birre artigianali

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of vegetables, roasted malt, burnt bread, and wood, leading to a dry vegetable finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt, liquerice and weird off flavors. Flavor had roasted malt, liquerice and again weird off flavors. Very weird.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear reddish brown with a beige head. Odd roast aroma, some glue as well. Medium body, roasted malts, some ashes and a slight tartness. Some malt bitterness. Really unclean and strange. 100810

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is dark malty, roasted and breadish. Dark malty, dark breadish, overripe fruity and dry. Roasted and lingering breadish into the far finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle) It take a more vigorous pour to get the head to develop, but once it does it’s fairly nice; bubbly tannish head with solid retention. Chocolate brown hue with hints of ruby around the edges. Slight hint of coffee at first in the aroma that’s followed by a dark fruitiness; some sweetness; not really all that roasted, but nice. The flavor has a sharp coffee character that moves really quickly into a sourishness, almost like eating a raw cranberry without the berriness; some hint of that fruit comes in, not sure what’s going on here, but it’s all over the place and not very pleasant. Coffee grinds finish things out....not good at all. MF is a little slick and medium in general. This is tough going down, and not sure if I can do the whole bottle. Going to be a challenge. Can’t help but think that something’s wrong...or maybe this just isn’t a good brew (best before date checks out).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle in Hotel room in the Hungover monday morning drink what wont fit in the suitcase solo tasting ... deep brown ...tan head ... soft thin chocolate nose ... very blackcurrant ... thin body ... light roast ... pealy wally

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 6, 2010
Porter con schiuma persistente, aroma di caffè e sapore leggermente acidulo. Buona

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 6, 2010
Urco che bona la Nubia a pompa viva la nubia posto assolato ai confini con l’egitto popolato da MILINGUS

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Draught @ BQ - Birra artigianale di Qualita, Via Losanna 36, 20100 Milano, Italy.
Clear medium to dark black color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, light caramel, moderate yeasty, pine, licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091108]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gimaiodellui (6) - USA - JAN 31, 2010 does not count
Dalla bassa fermentazione è passata alla alta,il cambiamento non mi convince molto,comunque rimane una birra con le sue tostature sia al naso che i bocca però non più persistenti come una volta.

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