lada66 (84) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2009
A very nice stout from Birra del Borgo. At first you´ll taste the good flavour of roasted malts and then the taste is complemented by the sweet after-taste. A very good stout on tap in Bir & Fud (24.5.2009) MrGGen (335) - ITALY - JUL 2, 2011
Versa un colore nero o marrone scuro con una media,compatta, schiuma marrone chiaro abbastanza persistente. L’aroma è moderato di malto, tostato, cioccolato, caffè. Il sapore è dolce nel lungo finale passa ad amaro. Il corpo è medio,leggera carbonatazione.Buona. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours dark black with a very small tan head. Nose is chocolate, cherries, booze and coffee. The taste is sweet, well balanced. The mouthfeel is creamy, the body heavy and the finish long.
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(Bottled, 10% ABV, BBE 09/2010) Almost black with a very small, beige head. Strong aroma of molasses, sweet and roasted malt, oatmeal, alcohol. Flavor is roasty, very malty, slightly sweet and sourish, and moderately bitter with a dryish finish. Medium to full body, lowish carbonation. A malt- and licorice-accented impy, getting close to Imperial Porter stylewise. More sour than bitter, but remains balanced. Reminds me of Slottskällans Imperial Stout, which is always a good thing. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2010
On tap at Bir & Fud. all black with a frothy, light brown head. Exciting woody chocolate aroma. Vanilla oak flavours blend with chocolate. Good fruity sourness as well. State of the art.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
This rating for a 10% bottle called Birra del Borgo Johnny Off License Imperial Staut. I’m putting it under the regular Birra del Borgo Impirial Staut, not sure if we should make a different entrycgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2010
In short: A well rounded imperial stout that can stand up to most classic of the style
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed (fresh?) the day of purchase from Johnny Off Licence.
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: The typical but pleasant nose is roasted, coffee, chocolaty and with a bit of smoke. Body is full and a bit viscous. Taste is chocolate cake, black coffee, raisins, burnt wood, some tar, freshly cut coniferous wood. Complex, well balanced, nourishing and way too easy to drink. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. I never thought that Italy were making imperial stouts that could stand up to most top American Imperial Stouts. In my own naïve word I imagined Italy was a country full of mozzarella fields, pizza trees, and cheerful plumbers named Mario and Luigi.
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 bottle in johnys ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ...chocolate malt nose .... big sweet toffee chocolate malts ... little sweetness ... nice
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2011
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep roast ... dark malts ... soft roast ... big chocolate ... bitter roast ... soft chocolate malts ...
A: malts, sugar A: dark brown T: tasty and simple. P: mb Overall: 16/20. Nice. Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ Johnny’s Off License, Rome. Pours black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is roast, soy and dark fruit. Medium and smooth body. Lots of dry roast and a bit of ashes and soy. Sticky palate. Very nice daniele (9888) - ITALY - APR 11, 2010
scura schiuma media leggermente grossolana discreta persitenza melassa nocciola etilico frutta rossa prevale in dolce iniziale anche se l’amaro e lenote tostate vanno a bilanciare