Brewed by Retorto Birrificio Artigianale
Style: Scotch Ale
Podenzano (PC), Italy
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Birra doppio malto ad alta fermentazione, scotch ale corposa e ben strutturata, caratterizzata da un lievito particolare e dai malti, tra cui domina i torbato.

zaf's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (245) - - JUL 13, 2014
scotch ale molto buona..aspetto non entusiasmante (schiuma poco persistente,ma assaggiata alla spina)..aroma di malto molto intenso,zero luppolo..ottima nel gusto,col finale torbato perfetto per lo stile.. a tuscia birra

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (621) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Spina @ Eurhop 2014. Ambrata con schiuma evanescente. Torbata, carbonata, buona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (894) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Draught @ Lortica, Bologna. A very dark reddish brown beer with a thick off-white foamy head. Slightly smoked scotch ale has wooden notes. Well balanced bitterness in the end. Not as complex as I had from Birrificio Inipendente Elav but still full of nice flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This smoky Scotch Ale offsets its prevalent wooden and peat fumes through underlying berry jam flavours, all in a healthy mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the opaque mahogany.
-This is not the most complex Scotch Ale, nor is it the most decadent. It is simply very enjoyable for the smoked beer lover.
-Execution is professional; all flavours are competently presented.
-The finish is balanced by just hop bitterness.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - JUN 28, 2014
Scotch ale molto alcolica, sia al naso che in bocca, leggera torbatura, caramello, nocciola. Buonina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kurojishi (11) - - MAY 22, 2014
The beer is wonderfull, the scotch flavour is thick the aroma is a pleasure, and while the alcohol isn’t low it doesn’t impact the flavour. a very good craft

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6800) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Draft sample @ Birra Expo’14 Piacenza. Brune-acajou, col beige. Arôme malté, cara-pâle, crystal sur un agréable fruité noir et un rétro de biscuité et pain rappelant le gingerbread. Palais est légèrement fumé, malté caramel, touche tourbée? et un fruité noir plaisant rappelant figue et prune. Le tout garde une petite rondeur sucre caramélisé. Pointe d’épice rappelant la cannelle et encore ce profil gingerbread plus une légère amertume UK sur la fin. Le tout est accompagné d’une fine onctuosité pouvant laisser penser à du miel?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9125) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 08/02/14 - a Scotch Ale rate outside of the US ! Very dark mahogony brown with a moderate tan head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is dark malts, toffee, spice, fruity tinges, brown sugar. Taste comprises lightly smoked malt (no smokey notes on the nose), dark toffee, fruit loaf, earthy, dark malt tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, decent for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (636) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 28, 2013
On tap at Birratrovo in Como. A lot of caramelized malts and a hint of licorice and a lot of other stuff A strnge palate, a lot of sweetness and just a hint of bitterness very pleasent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ricoosti (25) - - AUG 31, 2013
Birra corposa, dolciastra! Lascia un sentore di tostato in bocca. Ideale con formaggi forti!

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