Brewed by Croce di Malto
Style: Imperial Stout
Trecate (NO), Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Editor’s note, was 7.8% ABV initially, seen at 8.7% in 2015

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (13553) - Bienne, - SEP 17, 2013
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - black beer with a persistent beige foam; biscuit and roasted coffee in the nose, hops and black cherries; full-bodied and very bitter, subtle carbonation; dry with lingering notes of licorice - a great beer !

aleanguz91 (239) - Grignasco (NO), ITALY - MAR 18, 2018
Bevuta il 17/03/2018 @TheOldTowerPub in Novara. Spillata a pompa. Nera. Abbondante schiuma nocciola, cremosa e persistente. Al naso sentori tostati e caffettosi, quasi liquirizia. In bocca è molto cremosa, note di caffè e cacao amaro, molto riscaldante e densa. Finale amaro, con sentori di liquirizia, e leggermente secco. Corpo importante. Riscaldandosi emerge una leggera nota etilica. Davvero notevole. Nonostante la gradazione, e per essere la terza stout della serata, di una beverinitá incredibile!

The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2017
June 2017 - Bottle share at 1 Canada Square. Big thanks to the bois. As ’Croce di Malto Piedi Neri’, 8.7%. Opaque black with a foamy light brown head. Aroma has lots of molasses, some dark cherry, some chocolate. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is spicy, more molasses and dark malts, dark chocolate and ash. Pretty dry and ashy actually with a spicy finish. I like the dryness. Sort of like a foreign stout rather than an imperial. Decent. (6-4-7-4-15=3.6)

MrTipple (7490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Sweet, dark, toasted malts, oak, caramel, chocolate. Hazy black, small, creamy, beige, head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, dark toasted malts, light spices, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice Impy, great aroma. Bottle shared at L42 tasting - thanks to Theydon_Bois.

Desverger (14392) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
[email protected] Locale, Copenhagen - black pour with beige head and lacing. Roasted and sweet malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, some nice spices, roasted malty into the close. Lovely.

madmitch76 (27126) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
14th June 2017
42nd floor beer share. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Decent dark chocolate laden malts. Little dry malt cream, The dark chocolate turns slightly bitter. Some bourbon biscuit before the dry finish. Not bad at all.

mR_fr0g (14430) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 14/06/2017. Many thanks to Colin for this one. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting fine tan head. Aroma is waxy oily, powdery choc, cinnamon, toasted coconut, woody, pencil shavings. Earthy choc. Palate is woody, earthy, semi sweet, moderate carbonation... . Good.

Leighton (23360) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Cloin. Pours black-brown with a bubbly, tan head. The nose holds moderate roast, dry milk choclate, ash. Medium sweet flavour with more rounded, deep coco! faint espresso, scorched earth. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with bittersweet chocolate, pleasant roast, some leathery, dried berries. Very good stuff.

Theydon_Bois (22090) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle split at L42, 14/06/17. Dark black with a decent tan cap that retains well. Nose is rich malts, spice, booze tunes, fruit loaf, tangy dark fruits. Taste comprises light roast, black peppery spice, chocolate, toffee, earthy, dirt, grains, soy xauce. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, drying close with a light alcohol kick. Ok impy ... a touch earthy for my liking.

Scopey (16779) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2017 Bottle at L42. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, chalky charred wood, ash, char, dark chocolate, tar, treacle and earth. The taste is dry, charred, roasted malt, earthy, roasty, dark chocolate, slick, oily, tarry, umami and liquorice with a drying finish. Full bottle and moderate carbonation. Decent.

rayaron (2185) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma has notes of licorice, coffee, herbs, some roastiness, earthy. Sweetish flavor with notes of licorice, coffee, some nuts, herbs, bitterish, alcoholic. Medium to full-bodied.

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