ImperiAle | Birra Del Borgo

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85
very good
13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by liamt07 on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
6.42%
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by dngilb:
Photo of dngilb
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mommy! Good. Real good! Bought this in Rome.

Appearance, coffee black with thin Carmel head.

Smell. I'm not as good at isolating scents. Alcohol smell is strong. But the other fragrance draws me in... Excited for my first sip.

Mouth feel. Tiny little effervescent bubbles tickle and sting your tongue. Not thick but not thin. Wish it was a little creamier feel. But good.

Taste. The best part! Chocolate. Coffee. Anise. Kiwi. Pomegranate. Dark wheat bread crust.

Overall. I would love to share this with my friends. Wish I could buy this in the states.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with mocha head. Aroma has intense wood notes and dark sugar. Also some dried figs. Taste is very well balanced. At first you get the dried dark fruits and in the end it gets really roasty and bitter. Body is medium with low carbonation. Overall it's a nice imperial stout, especially the woody aroma, but the mouthfeel could be a bit better.

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Photo of pin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of liamt07
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at Mondiale 2013.

Dark brownish with some deeper red hues, beige-ish head. Nose is woody, caramel, nutty, chocolate and mild roast. Taste has chocolate, caramel, nuts, dark fruits and more roast quality. Medium heft to the body, and lower carbonation. Moderate alcohol. Not bad.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rpopescu
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dwoolley1
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ImperiAle from Birra Del Borgo
4.05 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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