Perle Ai Porci | Birra Del Borgo

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ADZA on 05-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Photo of mike22ne
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle. Bottle says it's an oyster stout.
Dark black brown with a thin tan head, not much lacing. Smells of roast and chocolate, mild earthy aromas. Taste is nice, similar roast and chocolate but with a brineyness that gets more noticeable after a few sips. Not a strong oyster flavor but it comes through with the ocean brine taste and feel. Feel is a bit thin, but smooth.
Overall a nice beer, glad I could try it.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Supposed to be an oyster stout but I don't get much oyster from it at all. Definitely better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the oddly shaped bottle into a snifter glass, comes out dark brown with a small head that fades to a ring, some lacing at first. Smell is nice, big roasty malt note with hints of chocolate. Flavor starts malty and charred, middle has some coffee bean, finish is briny, hints of salt and calcium. Body tends to be a bit thin, overall a cool beer just needs more body.

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Photo of Premo88
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.1 oz. bottle poured into "stout glass"

L: black, thin and watery as your pour, looks clear and pushes up a thin, 1/5-inch tall head of tan foam that doesn't stick; keeps a collar of bigger, soapy bubbles; at times has a flat look, but even a jiggle of the glass causes the collar to percolate, so there's carbonation in there; up to light, dark ruby red around the edges ... very cool

S: chocolate ... very sweet; some oak wood and almost cedar ... boy is it sweet; coffee is astringent but not bitter or harsh; raisins

T: salty ... it's full of good standard stout notes, including coffee and some oak wood and a little charred wood or smoke, but it's also got a big earthy presence that isn't as much bitter as it is salty or briny; hard to say I taste oysters, but the bit seawater/saltwater is definitely there

F: seems light and watery at first, but somehow thickens over time ... I don't know how, but it's getting almost that slick-lumpy milk stout feel ... very different; despite the flat look, it's plenty crisp from the carbonation; halfway into the glass, it's settled into a medium weight, pretty thick and only lightly carbonated ... unique

O: a great beer but also not remarkably different from the average stout, which makes it overpriced in terms of an everyday drinker; at the same time, some of the slight differences are very interesting, especially the growing mouthfeel, which I swear I've not run across yet in 400-something different beers; the earthy quality from the oysters is cool, for it's pronounced enough to

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Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeschaefer
2.74/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RobertRuiz
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, first ouster stout... But very similar to a thin stout. Glad I got to sample, probably wouldn't buy again, but wouldn't turn down if offered.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfcaa193
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beaulabauve
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

clever beer this one, an oyster stout also brewed with clams. i expected a way more seafoody beer, i almost expected this to be gross, but i was so curious i had to grab it. pours like a nice rich stout, dark mocha head on a big black beer. nothing out of the ordinary there, save the high viscosity and low alcohol. the nose shows some light briny saltiness, but its less about the sea as it is about the protein added from these little critters. they add a ton of body without a ton of fishiness, not at all what i was anticipating in this one. there ids a coffee smelling side here, and its a little weird with the oceanic properties, but it comes together in the flavor, where its less of a raw bar and more of a chargrilled shellfish profile. the dark malt helps to balance, and all that protein gives the beer a slick yet large body, interesting to say the least. the finish is remarkably dry for what it is, and the beer on the whole is very good. never though clams would make a good addition, especially to this type of beer. i dont love love it, but i really admire it. more cleverness for the italians. It would be neat to see this done in a series or beers all with one accent flavor for shellfish, curry, herbs, wine, could be even more interesting in terms of food...

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Photo of GregJ
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown/black with a quickly dissipating half a finger thick head. Smells of dark roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Tastes of roast malt, salt/brine, a little pine and dark chocolate. A briny and roast malt aftertaste with a hint of oyster. Medium body medium carbonation

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abex44
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ipc2000
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of HowlingTurkey
3.9/5  rDev +8%

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Perle Ai Porci from Birra Del Borgo
3.61 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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