overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Birrificio Lambrate
Style: Smoked
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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, it’s 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 perchè..aroma clamoroso,misto di malti affumicati,caffè,aroma da porter del quale non mi intendo molto ma riconosco la complessità..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 giù che è un piacere,quindi un pregio/difetto se vogliamo!


3.7
Iznogud (4703) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle, 330 ml shared with JFK10000 and Max. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Smoke, malty, roasted, some chocolate, bitter bit unpleasant finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
kaserov (1104) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor y buena retención. Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa. Aroma ahumado, con recuerdos de bacon, malta torrefacta, melaza, frutos secos, licor suave, chocolate y notas de café. Parece que en boca va a ser más dulce, debido al aroma. Chocolate negro y reminiscencias de café, malta torrefacta, melaza y ahumados en boca. Menos licorosa que en aroma. Final de amargor suave pero presente. Seca. Postgusto a chocolate y ceniza.

4.2
Bierridder_S (1153) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 15/12/2014 - draught glass @Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black with tanned head in 2 layers (half big pearls, half bit thick creamy with small pearls). Nose is first lots of leather and smoke, than milder, and some chocolate. Taste is dark malts, roast, soft leather sometimes, dark chocolate, creamy milk chololate. Nice thick mouthfeel.

4.2
dutchdarthvader (374) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2017
Tap @ In de Wildeman, Amsterdam XI 2017. Ruikt vrij rokerig het is net alsof je van een net ontgonnen veen kolonie komt waar het veen net in brand in gestoken. Koolzuur en schuim is vrij vlot weg. Het heeft een donkere kleur die hier gewoon perfect bij past. Overall rook gebrande mout en smaakt licht naar chocolade. Kortom alles wat je zwaar donker biertje mag verwachten. 7-4-9-4-17

3.8
ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2017
On tap at Pivoteka Zagreb. Black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate and smoke in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, notes of hops and dried fruits with chocolate and light alcohol in the finish. Well balanced brew.

3.9
melush (4970) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
Tap @ Bier Kraft, Sevilla, Spain. Black colour with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Taste is roasted malt, coffe, chocolate, sweet, nuts, smoke, bitter. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.1
Blastomorpha (152) - - OCT 21, 2017
Totally black and with no top. Roasted coffee grains dominate everything both to the nose and in mouth. Very bitter but with elegance. Full bodied, carbonation is flat almost. Alcohol is well hidden. Not very different from the standard version for what I remember. Simple, maybe too much, but nice.

3.7
tmrmwel (2314) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2017
7-4-7-4-15
Bottle, 4,5 years before bbd. Pours pitch black, with a big creamy, mocha head. Aroma is burned malts, with coffee, cocoa and leather. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with bread, coffee, cocoa and leather.

3.8
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle. BB Jan 2020; Drank Sept 2017 - Opaque black in colour. Good creamy beige head. Very malty; heavily malted, roasty, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, smoked malts. Fruity; dried fruits notes. Bittersweet heavily roasted liquorice and coffee malty with some smoke. Great depth of flavour. Very bitter dry roast finish. Enjoyed this. Nice Smoked Porter. (2017-09)

2.5
aleanguz91 (180) - Grignasco (NO), ITALY - OCT 3, 2017
Bevuta il 29/09/2017 @ChiareScureFestival in Milano. Alla spina. Schiuma cappuccino mediamente persistente. Al naso affumicata e tostata. Al palato si sente ancora l'affumicato, con note metalliche e di catrame, quest'ultima affatto piacevole che rovina la bevuta.


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