Birra del Convento – Carrobiolo O.G. 1111 – 7 out of 7 smokestacks


Nectar of the Gods right here. This is the best beer SmokeBeerMinistry had in 2017. Carrobiolo O.G. 1111 is a beer demon that devoured a bunch of other beers and grew stronger. I can taste Fort Collins in there, Schlenkerla, The Bruery Smoking Wood, and even Goose Island BCBS. Brewed in 2013 and discovered on a shelf in 2017 (and drunk), this beer delivered the wow factor at the onset, right upon the smoky smell that wafted out. And, it poured like barrel aged molasses. I lifted the bottle away from the glass higher and higher, as I poured, to get some kind of head to froth up, which I got, but without anything other than a contiguous syrupy outpouring from nearly two feet above the glass. Was gelatin an ingredient? Well if so, it worked. Viscosity = 7 out of 7. I smell smoke, dried cherries, hooka tobacco, crisp fall air, barrels, and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. There’s a ton of booze in this too; 12.5%. Italy has been hitting it out of the park lately. I don’t know what’s going on with the apocalyptic imagery on the label, or the significance of the number 1111. After this epiphany, I’m willing to go to Italy to find out. These folks are going to get an award!

Brewer Birra del Carrobiolo
Beer Name O.G. 1111
Brewer’s Description
Dark and warming beer, a wintertime sipper. It can be stocked for aging. With a significant alcoholic strength, it is a complex and elegant beer.
Food Pairings decadence
Brewer Location Italy
Alcohol content by volume 12.5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 75
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5.4
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 5.5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 7
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 7

Looks like in their spare time they sell pizza:

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