Sottobisio Xpochi Riserva

Brewed by Birrificio Sottobisio
Balerna, Switzerland
8.5% · Imperial Stout · 2 Ratings ·
This is our Imperial Stout. Alcohol is 8.5 % ABV. It has been aged for two years in an oak barrique used for an heavy weight Merlot. This beer is charactherized by an unconventional use of roasted malts. Color is deep dark brown. Very light head nuts. Aroma is walnut and barrique aromatic wood. At the palate aromatic burned wood in the fireplace, an hint of ash, cocoa beans, licorice, bitter chocolate. A tip of the english hops popup just before the finish based on coffee and cacao. Very dry.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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