Brewed by Orso Verde
Style: Porter
Busto Arsizio, Italy


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
squarta (68) - - FEB 15, 2012
Si presenta con un nero impenetrabile e una schiuma densa e stretta, spessa non più di qualche decimo di millimetro. L’aroma è di quelli importanti, che tradisce la sua natura di stout tutta d’un pezzo dal forte aroma di caffè. Una volta in bocca pare quasi di bere del fumo da tanto è evidente la tostatura e il sapore di caffè si affaccia prepotentemente. Il corpo rimane sorprendentemente leggero per una birra così importante mentre nella chiusura riemerge una nota di liquirizia che si mescola ad un amaro non eccessivamente pronunciato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1916) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle at Isola Della Birra. Color dark black with medium creamy brown head. Aroma malt, roasted, coffee, caramel, yeast. Taste sweet, bitter, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ejay (67) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Tap@BQ, Naviglio, Milano 3/9-11 Aroma of wood, coffee, roasted notes. Dark brown w light brown frothy head. Flavor of vanilla, coffee, soy and licorice. Light-medium body, slightly watery. Decent but a bit too light and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26170) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Isola Della Birra. Clear red brown coloured with a huge off-white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel, liquorice and dark chocolate. Light roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
On tap at BQ Navigli, Milano. Dark brown with a good, beige head. Roasted malts nose. Caramel and roasted coffee flavours. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34658) - 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 (10423) - 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 (25063) - 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 (40833) - 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 (2388) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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).

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