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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%
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!


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kiezmar (533) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Tap at Brlirrofico Lambrate. Dark, but not jet black. Smoked, chocolated. Smooth, velvet, pleasant aftertaste. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jedrol (59) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle Appearance: completely dark, with a nice head Aroma: beckon crisps, juicy ham (while smelling one would like to eat it), dark malts, roasted notes, coffee like. All together make definitely pleasant aroma Taste: some sweetness, roasted, dry, dark bread finish, some milk like notes (diacetyl?) Smokiness is much more stronger in aroma then in taste. One would like to have it more in the taste. The beer resembles more stout then Baltic porter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Copid (167) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
W aromacie przyjemne nuty szynkowe, troszkę kwaśności z ciemnych słodw, oraz mleczna czekolada (chyba diacetyl). W smaku ciało średnie, bardzo palone, wręcz kwaskowate od ciemnych słodw, nuty szynkowe, mleczna kawa. Generalnie fajne piwo, chociaż bliżej mu do stouta niż do portera

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Draught at Open Baladin Torino. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy roast malt, smoked wood, prunes and moderate earthy hops. Flavor is smoked wood, heavy roast and chocolate malt, moderate earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostS (243) - 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 (2441) - 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 (2916) - 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 (2681) - 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 (843) - 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 (1876) - 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.


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