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Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Curiosity
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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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 aroma:bread, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, alcohol, apparenza: black, hazy, minimal head, gusto: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, palato: light body, sticky, lively, long finish, per celebrare la mia CENTESIMA birra su ratebeer mi sono concesso questa spettacolare smoked baltic porter,bevuta al pub lambrate a milano col magico ciccio! questa birra ha vinto molti premi e capisco perch..aroma clamoroso,misto di malti affumicati,caff,aroma da porter del quale non mi intendo molto ma riconosco la complessit..gusto da birra complessa,in stile stout ma con un misto affumicato-amaro veramente speciale..dal nome e dallo stile ci si aspetterebbe una birra corposa da meditazione,invece il corpo snello e la secchezza la fanno scendere gi che un piacere,quindi un pregio/difetto se vogliamo!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostS (125) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 5, 2016
strong aroma - a lot of roasted malt, roasted coffee, moderate smoky, dark chocolate, a bit of sourness. medium, to strong, and dry taste - burnt malt, moderate smoky, roasted coffee, some dark chocolate, pleasant hops bitterness in the final, some ash. wonderful beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (2279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 29, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Opaque black, creamy mocha head. Really smoky nose, dominating the malts, quite a bit of green peppery hops. Thick creamy mouthfeel with quite a bit of dark malt sweetness, that is however really well balanced by the smoke and the strong grassy/peppery pungent bitterness. Maybe too strong.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. 2009 vintage, 1st batch. Niesamowicie ułożone, owocowe, czekoladowe, bogate. Ma Che Siete 4 life!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2512) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 10, 2016
0,33l bottle at home from trade with lordrakos, big thanks for this one. BB 09/10/2019. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells earthy, dusty, some dried fruits, bacon, dried meat, nutty, marzipan, spices. quite nice smell, not as bold as other smoked beers though. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, licorice, spices, light bacon, bitter chocolate, some coffee, light herbal. finishes light to medium dry with earthy notes, bacon and light coffee. very nice one, not as bold as other smoked beers, but definitly very enjoyable. gets a bit vanilla-ish once it warms up, but does not distract so much from the overall enjoyment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (834) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2016
Black, almost opaque. Aroma: smoked, coffee, berries, charcoal. Moderate sweet, prominent bitterness. Flavour: burned robusta, smoked beacon, bread, some earthy and woody notes. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1732) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small pale brown head. Aroma: roasted, smoked fish, chocolate, weak coffee, dark plums. Taste: smoked fish skin, weak sourness, bitter chocolate and milk chocolate also, Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 040221, at Koht, 20160711) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, chocolate, smoke and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, smoke, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky, burnt and bitter. A pretty good smoky and strong brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kanerjus (97) - orimattila, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
samaan aikaan tuiman paahteinen mutta silti pehme. savuisuus varmaankin turvemaltaasta eli enemmn turpeisuutta kuin rehellist savuisuutta. melkoa makea, huulet j lasiin kiinni. erittin hyv. joutui pitkn punnitsemaan 8 ja 9 vlill niin tuoksussa kuin maussakin mutta ehk sellainen viimeinen silaus ji viel uupumaan

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2617) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from uba ja humal, tallinn. Black color, brown head. Lots of smoke on nose, some coffee. Full body, smoke, coffee. Good balance with smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5280) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle in Portland. Soap bubbles, tan foam, lovely dirty beer, ruddy. Deep sweet, mellow red fruit depths, sweet leather. Turkish coffee, grainy coffee bean residuals. Vegetal notes on aroma. Full, delicious, robust and ruddy. Great! Thanks Alberto.


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