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

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RATINGS: 187   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, 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (849) - - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Impenetrabile color nero oleoso pressochè privo di schiuma, giusto un tenue velo color panna poco persistente. Aroma ricco e robusto con sentori di cacao, mou e frutti di bosco, e una più lieve parvenza fumosa. Gusto dolciastro e maltoso con note persistenti di caffè e zucchero caramellato ben bilanciate con l’affumicatura abbondante, finale "pulito" con morbide note debolmente nocciolate. Oleosa al palato, di corpo medio-abbondante e con effervescenza quasi nulla: una fantastica ed intensa birra da meditazione!


3.8
herrklemann (385) - Graz, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2017
Tap at Bevog Festival 2017. Dark brown with a small tan head. Dark chocolate, some booze, light roasty malts, sugar, very subtle smoke. Medium sweetness, roasty bitter notes. Full body with medium carbonation. Well balanced, could be smokier.

3.9
Sebilinz (2481) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2017
Draft. Dark body with tan head. Aroma is malty caramel some dried red fruits. Taste is smoke dark roasted malts dried fruits. Aftertaste is nice balanced

3.9
mariuspoenari (2850) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2017
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Dark pour with a medium-head velvety tan head. Notes of roasted malts, rich dark chocolate, smoke, roasted coffee. Really intense, with a well-integrated smokeyness, not too intense or overpowering. Full body, medium carbonation and a long roasty finish.

4.1
rafax (369) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle. Jest black with big, frothy and very solid tan head and good lacing. Not very strong but well balanced smoky and dark chocolate aromas. Chocolate notes become stronger while warming. Some roasted and cacao tones in the background. Taste is sour, heavily roasted, slightly ashy with solid sour and bitter finish. Medium body, pretty smooth mouthfeel with well hidden alcohol appearing just with light spicy feeling in the finish. Regular Ghisa was very good, imperial version is amazing!

4.2
ALIBALI (2316) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2017
8/4/8/4/18 The Smoke Devil 🍄💋!!! Stout Body ohne Firlefanz!! Phenolo Power mit Tiny Little Bubbles👌💋 Thanx Keeper 😘 ....Probierschluck for free im BIRRA Berlin...

3.6
Juks (850) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2017
Tap at Koht. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma is roasty, chocolatey, berries. Almost no smoke in aroma. Taste is roasty, some hops, dark bready, rye. Smokiness in afteryaste Full body, average carbo. Well covered alco. Roasty brew, good imp porter, not so smoky as expected.

4
CraftBeerNick (2670) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Tap at the Brewpub, 2nd May 17. Pours black, slick. Aroma is dark chocolate, smoked bacon. Taste is rich intergrated smoke, dark chocolate, coffee. Very tasty stuff.

3.9
Kiezmar (753) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Tap at Brlirrofico Lambrate. Dark, but not jet black. Smoked, chocolated. Smooth, velvet, pleasant aftertaste. Good one.

3.9
jedrol (108) - 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
Copid (167) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2017
W aromacie przyjemne nuty szynkowe, troszkę kwaśności z ciemnych słodów, oraz mleczna czekolada (chyba diacetyl). W smaku ciało średnie, bardzo palone, wręcz kwaskowate od ciemnych słodów, nuty szynkowe, mleczna kawa. Generalnie fajne piwo, chociaż bliżej mu do stouta niż do portera


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