Birra del Borgo KeTo Reporter

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12 to 14°C
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With the addition of Kentucky tobacco leaves, Birra del Borgo has really pushed the limits of a porter with their KeTo Re Porter. The tobacco brings about an interesting spicy, smokiness on the nose which is complemented nicely by notes of milk chocolate and coffee. A similar flavour on the palate is accompanied by an almost lactose-like sourness and a hint of whisky. The creamy mouthfeel is finished off by a semi-sweet full-bodied character. This beer is rather complex and interesting without going overboard. It may be hard to drink too many in one session but, rest assured, you'll be happy with at least one!

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One of Italy’s most popular craft breweries, Birra del Borgo has been rethinking beer since 2005. The brewery is located about 60 miles east of Rome and is famed for its highly rated Re Ale IPA as well as many others which draw influence from international brewing traditions. Whether it’s pushing the boundaries with ingredients or reinterpreting classic styles, Birra del Borgo has been redefining beer in Italy.


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Smokey chewing tobacco
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Not for me I'm afraid, which is a shame as I have 3 bottles. The tobacco just leaves too much of a bitter taste for my palate and the Porter was too thin to carry it off.
Smoke house porter
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An interesting porter.

Dry and smokey porter to end the Christmas Eve drinking.

It balanced and I'll look forward to the second bottle I have in the cupboard, but I don't exactly know why but I won't be rushing to chill it.

Picked it up in the Cyber Monday sale, with 50% off, and definitely wouldn't seek it out at close to £4 a bottle.

It's a shame as I love Birra del Borgo My Antonia, and was just expected more from this beer.
A cracker
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I'm a big fan of Birra dell Borgo, and for me this is the pick of the bunch. So good it set me on the path to exploring more porters. Easy to drink but endlessly interesting.
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Looks darker than it tastes. A lovely, light smokiness. Not disappointing.
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