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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Silvan7 (655) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9172) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (736) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6594) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (513) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
Spina @ birraexpo. Scura con bella schiuma. Amara, torrefatto, bel corpo, vaniglia.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lucanna77 (28) - ITALY - APR 6, 2014
Birra impegnativa vista anche la gradazione alcolica. Bella schiuma, colore scuro, profumi dolciastri, buon corpo, dolce e maltata in bocca, pastosa. Da bere con moderazione.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
Dark brown, aroma is fruit, roast, and body. Light sweetness, well balanced Ok beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (543) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 27, 2014
On draft at Birratrovo Di Como In my opinion a really good beer. Something between a Belgian ale and a porter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
Botte, 033. Black color with medium head, full body, long finish. Dark malt aroma, quite milky.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
Zuckrig brotiger Antrunk mit zu starker Karbonisierung. Weiter dunkel brotig, röstig, die Süße nimmt leicht ab. Schlecht. 8/5/6/6//5

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Draught at BQ via Losanna, Milan
Black color with medium head. Some dark malt aroma, not roasty, quite milky instead. Good body strength; malty, sweet, with little character.
Reminds me of American attempts at Belgian beers.


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