Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Lager in the Smoked Baltic Porter style. Impenetrable. Black in colour. On the nose, this extreme version of the Ghisa features toasting, coffee grounds, smoking, bitter cocoa and toffee notes, and a winy alcoholic component which accompanies the fragrance of alcohol soaked redberries.
In the mouth, its full bodied and corresponds to the sensations felt in the nose.
Meditative warming beer, the alcoholic impact is not as violent as expected.

Having a high alcohol content of 8.5% Vol. and the intense smoke aroma, this beer, from legendary Ghisa family, has brought fame to our Brewery. Today in Milan "El Ghisa" is a friendly way the citizens still call traffic officers; most probably because of old black uniforms worn by the officers that reminded of the colour of cast iron fountains. Besides, their top hats popular around the year 1860 looked like cast iron tubes of some German stoves traded in Milan at that time. 20

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (610) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours black with nice head, leaving a nice lacing. Aroma: elegant smoke aroma coupled with dried plum and roastiness. Taste: very well balanced with roastiness, some smoke, a touch of bitterness and a hoppy palate. Medium carbonation. Elegant and well balanced beer. Very drinkable, also because the ABV is very well hidden. This is an American-styled super drinkable porter rather than an imperial porter heavyweight. Still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (916) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Marrone scuro, schiuma marroncina molto persistente. Aroma vivace di affumicato e liquirizia. Al palato si conferma la liquirizia, un affumicato deciso ma non cos tendente al bacon, cacao, nel complesso amaro. Birra interessante e di un buon equilibrio. Alcol del tutto nascosto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisko82 (848) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Intensywna beżowa piana oblepia szkło. W aromacie wędzonka, palona kawa. W smaku kawa i wyczuwana lukrecja. Piwo pełne, niskowysycone. Dość pijalne. Goryczka zalegająca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xlts (76) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Warsaw Beer Festival. Pours black, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, some hints of smokiness. In taste its nicely balanced, with evident porter-ish sweetness. Very drinkable, but could be a bit more smoky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (1034) - Lomza, POLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bardzo dobre piwo. Aromat jest ok, choć tej wędzonki nie czuć zbyt intensywnie. Tak samo w smaku - wędzonka nie dominuje. Pochwalić za to trzeba wygląd i pianę (piana jak śmietana). Jedno z lepszych piw jakie piłem na Warszawskim Festiwalu Piwa.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sissio (1552) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 25, 2015
Clear black, almost no chocolate head. Complex aroma. Roasted notes, milk chocolate, cream, toffee, riped fruit, nuts, blueberries. Rich dry taste with burnt wiod, smoky notes, cocoa bean, passito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (526) - Padova, ITALY - FEB 23, 2015
Baltic Porter che sinceramente non mi sembrata un gran che. Presenta pochi sapori (tra i quali sentori di vernice), e tende decisamente allamaro, ma un amaro che stride. Interessante, ma sicuramente sopravvalutata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours black with a beautiful creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and a milky sweetness. Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, some smoke, earthy notes, faint alcoholic warmness. Very good final bitterness with ground coffee and bitter chocolate notes. Full body, light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (1230) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle @ La compagnia del Luppolo. Birra marrone, opalescente, con schiuma beige fine e persistente. Aroma intenso, tostato, affumicato, alcolico di frutti rossi sotto spirito, cacao amaro. Complesso ed intrigante. Gusto dapprima abboccato, alcolico, poi emergono le note tostate, mai eccessive durante la bevuta. Quando la temperatura della birra sale , la si pu apprezzare nella sua completa dolcezza alcolica, e lamaro viene mitigato. Perfettamente equilibrata, dal gusto complicato, ma remunerativo. Piena, rotonda corposa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Coal black with bubbly brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee (good coffee) and a little bit of smoke. taste, is great, loads of malt, chocolate. Not much smoke. Slick at first and then drying. Fantastic beer.

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