Brewed by Birrificio Sottobisio
Style: Stout
Balerna, Switzerland


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Top fermented smoked Stout. Rifermented in bottle. Color is deep black with a persistent fine texture foam cappuccino coloured. 5.5% alcohol vol. At the nose is evident the coffee and the smoked obtained with a special malt variety smoked on beach wood. In the mouth you will appreciate the smoothness and a persistent chocolate and coffee taste typical from the stout style. As for the hops: this beer has been brewed using continental types and this is functional to give the very balanced tone. Recommended to be drunk at a temperature NOT below 10°C in a tulip glass. An excellent excuse to revive with your best friend the UK atmosphere during the industrial revolution.

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SinH4 (6394) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Marco Buraschi, many thanks! Aroma is hazelnuts, chocolate, coffee. Taste is more of the hazelnuts, chocolate and coffee, with a milky yeasty touch. Beautiful aroma, a bit too yeasty in the back. Silky mouthfeel, as always. Not bad, but has more potential than it uses.

Ritzn (1890) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle, thanks sinh4! Dark brown almost black with little tan head. Aroma is hazelnut, coffee, licorice. Taste is bittersweet. Creamy, reminds me of rum after all. Overall ok. A little too bitter for me.

jonas (8158) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Sin4H and the brewery for the sample! Flowery, nut aroma.Opaque brown, low brown head. Chocolate cookie base, a bit grassy and aromatic hops, light smoke retronasal. Medium light body. Very pleasant.

jfb (6830) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy dark beige head. aroma of crushed hazelnuts and milk chocolate, with a touch of yeast slurry, some brown sugar and toasted malts. flavour is mostly toasted wheat and yeast, with a light touch of green bell peppers, some paint thinner and a slightly tart roasted finish. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

anstei (2670) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle, as a gift by Marco from Sottobisio. Very dark brown with a beautiful light and steady foam. Impressive coffee aroma over a dry and ashy smoke. Some dark chocolate, low vanilla. Medium-bodied, well carbonated, with a smooth texture. Dry and refreshing despite all the darkness. Very nice!

joet (2672) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Very dark brown amber, vanilla,peat, cola, mellow, like a scotch ale, light medium body, touch thin, slightly acidic. Very nuanced approach.

Sissio (1761) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2015 Clear dark brown, brown head. Coffe and wood notes, hint of ashy. Licorice, toffee, cocoa bean. Smooth taste with burnt wood and a hint af ashes, black licorice and coffee, cream and light toffee. Very balanced.

fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Dark brown color, almost black, and almost no head. Light roasted malt and dark bread aroma. Dry and light mouthfeel, roasted malt, some cacao.
Not a bad beer. Just too dry, roasty, and maybe a bit too ashy for me.

daniele (9778) - ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
bottle scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza tostature medie secchezza media amaro non pronunciato lieve caramello un tocco di liquirizia semplice

Bov (13284) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 re-rated, from bier-paradies.com - black beer, long lasting beige foam; very roasted, almost smokey with notes of ashes, bread and coconut; medium-bodied, pretty dry and long roasted coffeish aftertaste with more notes of ashes, coconut and chestnuts, gently peppery

courtesy of Marco Buraschi - black beer with a moderate beige foam; pretty roasted with solid notes of green coffee and a decent presence of smoke; moderate malt backbone and carbonation, rounded and pretty smooth palate with a late corny tartness; some bitterness and a long smokey chocolatey and coffeish finish with sharp peppery notes; decently dry (December 2014, (4/7/7/4/15)

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