rumore (264) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at Baladin, Bologna, Italy. Pours a shiny copper with creamy very fine white head. Aroma is of caramel, some herbaceous. Body is relatively dense, and creamy. Carbonation very low (as it should). Taste has marked bitterness, but supported by some sweetness that remains in the finish, which nonetheless is still relatively dry. Nice bitter!
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mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Baladdin Bologna. A mostly clear dark amber red coloured pour with a a lasting creamy off white head. Aroma is spicy toffee, brown sugars, nutty. Malts, cinnamon. Flavour is composed sweet and cakey malts, Toffee, nutty, some dried fruits. Palate is medium sweet, creamy, lowish carbonation. A little flabby.
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cervesa fosca amb una escuma densa i persistent, és dolça i acaramelada, una cervesa ideal pel dia a dia.
Cerveza oscura con una espuma densa y persistente, es dulce y acaramelada, una cerveza ideal para el día a día.
saxo (17639) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pumped @ Baladin bistrot, Milano. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, rich fruits, malt and hops. Nice and smooth.
Theydon_Bois (18267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Open Baladin, Roma, 09/02/14.
Clear copper with a big old off white head that retains well.
Nose is bready malt, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit nip, light tobacco strains.
Taste comprises light toffee, nutty, bread dough, biscuit crumble, dark fruits.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitterness in the closure.
Ok stuff, typical Italian take on an English style, looks and feels good, not a huge amount of depth to the aroma and flavour but a pleasant enough easy drinker.
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alla spina. Colore ambrato carico, poca schiuma che tende a scomparire velocemente. Aroma di malto caramello, erbaceo dato dal luppolo. Al palato più bilanciata di altre bitter, il luppolo non domina ma lascia comunque un aroma erbaceo evidente.
BlackHaddock (6796) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled in Open Baladin, Rome on 10th Dec 2013. Well I had to try an Italian Bitter on cask didn’t I? I’d already had an Italian Saison and Gose (to name but two brews).
Anyway, this poured a nice deep amber and had a white crown on top.
Malty front, middle and back: the molasses barely being held back by whatever hops were used. Treacle flavoured and rather sweet as a consequence, I liked it. Of course after the Gose anything was going to taste sweet, but this is a pretty malty molasses majoring beer even if you’ve just had a bag of sweets.
I like sweeter brews, this one was a little one sided and unbalanced, but I still enjoyed it, so much so the wife insisted we left to sight see again before I could order another.
bobroman (939) - Torun, POLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak fruity aroma. Short thick durable head. Amber cloudy body. Fruity sweetness with a little bit of hoppy bitterness in taste. Aroma and taste is somehow simmilar to homemade wine.
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Baladin Bistrot, Milano. Dark copper brown, nice head. Complex spicy caramel, starts sweetish, ends balanced. Slightly watery texture. i would say it is more of a Scotch Ale.
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un’ottima bitter, con poco corpo ma un sapore deciso e piacevole. Molto beverina, a me è piaciuta.