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Brewed by Maltus Faber
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Genova, Italy

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tha aroma is rich, complex, appealing and not aggressive, with roasted notes and hints of dried fruit and spirit-soaked fruit. Winey, a touch of alcohol, with some notes of Imperial Stout. In the mouth it keeps what it promised in the nose: rich of every nuance of "dark", from caramel to chocolate and coffee, it has a smooth, silky and full palate with the sweet notes perfectly balanced by the right bitterness. A sipping, yet quite drinkable beer. Though it is perfectly ready to drink when it is released, the beer can benefit from some aging in the bottle.

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3.6
ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog/heavy (thanks!)
Pale brown coloured, small (almost no) off-white head, malty alcoholic nose. Slight roasted malt, caramel and jam like dried fruits with notes of chocolate and alcohol. Touch of tiramisu in sweet malty finish. Nice brew.

4
heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2009
1/11 0.33 l bottle from Beer8 shop, Genoa. It poured darker brown, murky body with tiny brownish head. Very nice aroma of caramel with dark fruits like plums. Slightly alcoholic as well. Similar, but slightly more complex flavor, now it adds some chocolate, herbal spices and some different fruitiness. Creamy soft mouthfeel. Full bodied with long, sweetish and warming finish. Not too complex as these might happen to be, but it’s very pleasant brew and definitely the best Italian sample I’ve tried so far. I’m sorry we didn’t take more beers from this brewery.

3.8
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 1. From the Bottle at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Some whiskey and fruit aroma. Dark coloured rich and smooth on the palate. Strong in alcohol. A little bitterness in a chocolaty malt finish. 2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s 06/08/2009 Big malt aroma. Dark coloured slightly hazy in appearance and strong in alcohol with a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.

3.7
Marko (5718) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle from Beer8 in Genoa, shared with heavy and ogivlado.
Extremely dark brown body, off white/beige thick head, medium pace
Dry grainy malty noste, fruity (dried figs), light chocolate, ok. The taste is mild, tasty, surprisingly nice. Dried figs again, roastiness, soft maltiness, grain, light light chocolate, soft mouthfeel, very light sourness.

3.7
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at GBBF.
Very dark brown with a decent light beige head. Excellent chocolate notes, great malty base and some good ballsy boozy notes. Drinks just like a Belgian dubbel but with some English strong stouty character. Fruity chocolate finish with some late but excellent malt. Very good.

3.5
harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
At GBBF 2009. Lovely choc aroma. Really impressive. Hot choc aroma. Good in mouth, touch of sourness, Good Belgian strong/Imp stout at the same time. Good though.

3.6
fonefan (49427) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Light unclear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dark berry, raisin, moderate to light heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090806]

3.8
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Roasted malt, ripe fruits, dates and raisins in aroma. Unclear dark brown colour with light brown head. Sweet, spicy and fruity flavour with plenty of ripe fruits.. Well balanced with hops wich adds a nice bitter aaftertaste.

3
alexgurac (21) - lugano, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2009
Birra scura con profumi di frutta secca ,in bocca si perde un pò,poco beverina

3.9
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle @ Vilvordia Bierproef Festival, Jette, Brussels. Pours a dark brown color it small beige head. Has a malty slightly vinous aroma with hints of dark fruit and toffee. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with some vinous hints. Has a warming malty vinous caramel and chocolate finish with some hints of dark fruit.


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