Sissio (1761) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle at home, expired 15/06/2017 Clear dark brown, brown coarse head. Dark chocolate, cream, ashy, coffee powder, wood, roasted malts, herbal hops. Carbonated, light body, roasted notes, woody with an acidic note. Roasted woody aftertaste with light ashes. To retaste fresh!!! Lele (562) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 23, 2017
Birra molto particolare, non saprei dire se mi è piaciuta o no. Estremamente caffettosa e tostata, finale abbastanza secco, ricorda anche una tazza di orzo
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rafax (426) - POLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Jet black with small and quickly disappearing beige head, almost no lacing. Pleasant and quite strong and solid aromas of chocolate, licorice and some coffee. Light body, almost watery, but with pleasant oily mouth feel, little bit sweet in taste with roasted malts. Very refreshing and drinkable. Did enjoy. rumore (796) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 22, 2016
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours almost black with limited brownish foam. Body is light. Taste has moderate sweetness and some bitterness. CHMSJD1 (3) - - OCT 18, 2016 does not count
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I enjoyed a Festival 1/3 pint of this in the Sir John Oldcastle, London on Sunday. Wetherspoons rate it as 5.0% rather than 5.5%. Their tasting notes say ’Gino Perissutti has travelled to Shepherd Neame Brewery, in Kent, to brew this mahogany beer especially for this Wetherspoons real-ale festival. Brewed in the style of a traditional English porter, this has notes of coffee, chocolate and licorice in the flavour, leading to a refreshing, slightly herbal finish. Hops: Challenger, East Kent Goldings, Fuggles’
Don2711 (494) - - OCT 14, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Dark brown. Liquorice chocolate and coffee flavours. Aroma earthy. Nice porter. But something not right in mouth flavour. Less strong than expected. giacoluca (31) - ITALY - APR 1, 2016
Aroma complesso di cioccolato e pungente di liquirizia e note di sherry. Al palato persiste l’amaro e non è troppo corposa e sentore liquoroso nel finale che si confonde con l’amaro del luppolo. Schiuma evanescente. Colore marrone scuro \ nero. Un amaro che scalda il retro del palato Diabobale (545) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2016
Spillata a pompa, color ebano molto scuro, con schiuma esile e di poca persistenza. Al naso ottime note di cioccolato fondente, caffè e un pizzico di liquirizia, su una buona base di pane nero. Corpo nella media e carbonazione bassa, con bollicine molto fini, buona anche la morbidezza. In bocca ancora tanto caffè e cacao amaro, con una chiusura leggermente amara e secca. MrW (758) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Poured clear dark brown, tan head, lacing.
Aroma had coffee, liquorice, roasted bread.
Taste had roasted as well, earthy, wood, sausage, dried fruits, candy sugar, chocolate.
Weak watery mouthfeel.
Sampled from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown to black color, small light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some nuts, brown malts, slightly sweet, dry finish, a hint of bitter and a hint of hops in the distance. Suitable body and carbonation.