Brewed by Retorto Birrificio Artigianale
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Podenzano (PC), Italy


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Black Lullaby: Belgian strong ale dall’inaspettato aroma di cacao e vaniglia, scura, dal carattere morbido e sensuale.

Silvan7's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silvan7 (821) - Samarate, - SEP 2, 2013
On tap @ BQ Navigli. Non è una strong ale. è una stout, neanche imperial, solo un po’ più alcolica. Profuma di salamoia delle olive, di caffè e di malti torrefatti. nera impenetrabile con schiuma color nocciola. gusto tostato, di caffè, il grado alcolico non è avvertibile. Appiccicoso e pastoso il corpo. A mio avviso, non una buona birra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1252) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Draft sample at BQ bar in Naviglio Grande 44, Milano, Italy 5/5/15. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (734) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. COlore marrone scuro, schiuma fine e beige. Aroma di frutta secca, vaniglia, cacao, leggero tostato, fenolico, banana. Al palato il fenolico ricompare e distruba la bevuta. Poi di nuovo frutta secca, cioccolato e vaniglia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Poured dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet candy, dark fruit, roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour is medium sweet, moderately bitter and astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brasco1973 (25) - Turin, ITALY - NOV 1, 2014
Colore inpenetrabile schiuma densa color nocciola. Profumi di caffe e vaniglia. Poco corposa e retro gusto basso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (178) - ITALY - OCT 9, 2014
33cl bottle in teku. Pours a large brown rocky and frothy head; deep black colour. Smells dark fruits, cane sugar, belgian yeastyness, vanilla, milky. Tastes dark chocolate, malty, toasted/roasted, fruity and slighlty licoricy; the initial almost medium sweetness is well balanced by a fairly bitter toasted finish. Full bodied, soft to average carbonation, discrete drinkability. Very "stouty", especially on the tongue, for being a belgian ale. That’s a nice example for such a complex and traditional style!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2014
750ml bottle - shared by Tom - thanks!
Brown, flat eventually. Aroma quite heady, full of sweet esters, some hint that it might be strong. However, a nice roast is clear too. Palate full and smooth, heading towards heavy. Pleasant rich roast, a bit toasty, a bit cakey too. Nice chocolatey taste later. Full experience not as potent as I first thought given the aroma, it’s a very pleasant sipper. One bottle does 3 or 4 people.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAY 19, 2014
Belgian ale particolare con note di vaniglia e cacao, un tocco floreale che si fonde delicatamente con la dolcezza complessiva, ben bilanciata anche se dopo qualche sorso s’insinua un’intransigente presenza alcolica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7411) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2014
Sample draft @ BQ (via Losanna), Milano. Pas certain du pourquoi de ces mauvais score, mais cette bière était franchement une belle découverte comme bcp des produits de Retorto. De couleur brune foncée, col beige laissant un léger filament doré au verre. Arôme malté caramel avec une petite douceur cacao qui rappelle ici le cabot. Cette douceur est limite vanillée. Palais est formidable au niveau caramel avec un léger sucre candi en retrait, poil de cacao et une légère note cacao au lait doux sur pointe de vanille. Amertume se note en fin de bouche ajoutant une petite touche houblonnée de caractère noble belge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (765) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
Spina @ birraexpo. Scura con bella schiuma. Amara, torrefatto, bel corpo, vaniglia.

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