The Nero beers are brewed by Birra Amarcord in Appechio, Italy. These beers are sold at Trader Joe's.
Appechio Red Ale - This 6.5% ABV beer pours a reddish copper in color with a half-inch of off-white to light brown foam. The aroma is malty, caramel sweet, with a touch of dark fruit. The taste is malty, caramel, fruit notes, smooth mouthfeel, a very nice and drinkable red ale, whose only fault is a slight off-note in the aftertaste, where the caramel takes on a burnt note. Overall good, especially for its price point.
1st Century Double Dark Malt Ale - This 8.0% ABV beer pours a dark reddish copper in color. There is a half-inch of off-white creamy and foamy head. The aroma is malty, caramel and toffee sweetness, with a slight tart dark fruit note. This is quite similar to the red ale so far. The taste follows the aroma. This is just a higher alcohol version of the red ale, slightly heavier in body and taste as well.