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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (248) - - 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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3881) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
Golden to brown body, stable head. Sweet malts, brown and nutty. Dried fruit, bit sweet. Stupid style but this drink well actually! Especially the body is still thin though for the flavour profile. (On tap at Hoppy Days with Oudejaarsticken)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 30, 2014
Mahogany colour. Dark beige creamy head. Aroma is malty fruity with dates chocolate and peaty notes. Flavor is malty too with dates and dried fruits and cocoa tones, slightly hoppy ending in a moderately peaty finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2864) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Draft @ Hoppy Days. Pours a light brown beer with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, toasty notes, slight molasses. Flavor is thin, roasty and light chocolate with molasses. Not really blown away by this one actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (906) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
DWF; Bottle 75 cl. Pours large, dark brown with a lasting, frothy to creamy, lacing, tan head. Nose is heavy malt, caramel and dark fruit, moderate yeast, light alchol and spice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, light warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
Poured a medium reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of roast malt, caramel, dark fruit, coffee. Medium body, flavour is as the aroma, light chocolate, candy sweet and a little boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a copper color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malty with notes of nuts, dark chocolate, lactose and honey. Taste is again sweet with notes of honey, melon, nutty, malty breadiness. Finishes lightly bitter with hints of booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of smoke, soft toffee, tobacco, hint of roast, toast, sweet dark fruits, burnt brown sugar. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, dark fruits, smoke, toast, tobacco, hint of molasses, decent bitter finish with a light alcohol kick. Medium-bodied. Tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4278) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep copper-hued mahogany brown body with a massive creamy off-white head, which lasts seemingly forever. It is the type of head retention that looks kinda nice but actually is annoying, as I have to wait around for 5 minutes before there’s any point trying to smell the aroma. After a while, however, I detect caramel, raisins, mild toffee, biscuits and hints of that sour-tainted, mineral salt-like, "fizzy smell" that almost always accompanies an over-carbonated beer. Taste is caramel, sour grainy notes, smoke, toffee and hints of burnt sugar, band-aid and bitter herbs. Medium body, high carbonation which fades quickly in the mouth. Based on the mouthfeel, the appearance and the tanginess of the taste, I actually suspect a mild infection in this beer. Nevertheless, it’s fairly drinkable and probably not bad when not infected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3534) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Clear deep copper pour with white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, light smoky notes. Taste is really smoky, toasted malt nice balance of sweet and smoked malt, not necessarily a classic take on the style but still quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Draught @ Hoppy Days. Clear red-brown color, medium to full sized stable off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, brown sugar, a hint of alcohol. Decent body and carbonation.


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