cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pour is jet black with caramel head, rich and tight. Nose is very light offering roasted malts and notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor is explosive and well balanced, roasted malts and coffee play with rich chocolate. The finish is balanced by tart berry sweetness and light hop bitterness. Body is creamy and light, very smooth with assertive carbonation and a hint of driness in the finish. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle shared at PBC tasting. Opaque brown pour with a tan head. Milk chocolate nose. Silky smooth. Medium in body and creamy with expresso, bakers chocolate, and roasted malt notes. It almost has a lactose quality about it. Very well done.... MikeKeller (951) - Kemi, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle bought from Bergamo, Citta di’Alta. Opaque very dark brown beer with completely vanishing head. The usual roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate on the nose. Pretty roasty malty taste has the coffee notes also. A bit watery would benefit from richer malt body. Not very complex. The taste doesn’t quite match to the rich aroma which is typical for these Italian beers. Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle at Cecco Rivolta in Pisa. Black, brown head with good retention. Aroma of burnt cocoa. Taste of bitter chocolate. Great body and character for a 6.5% beer! LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JAN 24, 2011
Urco che bonina dio bonino poverello de dio. Questa stout nera nel quore nel qulo. Eh sì quando uno si chiama Fratoni o fa il frate o fa la birra.