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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Black IPA
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black IPA brewed with Australian Galaxy hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (333) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 19, 2014
750 ml bottle from ArtigianBeer, served in a pint glass. Dark brown, with some red tinges, and a nice, frothy and persistent light beige head. Dank and hoppy aroma, citrus, tropical fruits, resin, pine needles, with just a hint of roasted malts. Much more "dark" in the mouth, with notes of coffee and chocolate emerging slowly after the first few sips. Light astringency, and moderate bitterness, quite balanced aftertaste with both resiny and coffee notes. Unfortunately a bit too much carbonated, light to medium body and creamy texture. Expected a bit more, but a solid beer, no doubts about that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - MAR 12, 2014
ASPETTO: color nero senza sfumature, schiuma color nocciola, abbondante, media finezza, buona persistenza. OLFATTO: dominano nettamente profumi luppolati di natura resinosa, pino, erba, un piccolo spazio per inflessioni agrumate - frutta tropicale, lasciando in sordina i malti torrefatti, che contribuiscono solo per dare un certo contrappeso con un leggerissimo caffettato e cioccolato. GUSTO: amara fin da subito con sapori terrosi, un leggero tocco acidulo fruttale che conduce ad una seconda fase dove l’amaricante aumenta con note maggiormente erbali e resinose, lasciando la bocca allappata. alcol si fa notare nel deglutire in gola. TEXTURE: corpo medio , mantiene una certa morbidezza nonostante una elevata carbonazione COMMENTO FINALE: una black ipa per puristi dove la luppulatura domina fortemente nelle sue note più spinte , con un generale effetto ruvido; d’altra parte si trova una alcolicità un po’ più carica del previsto che affiora nettamente nel finale, un corpo rotondo e la carbonazione tende ad essere sovredosata . ben fatta ... per il resto è questione di gusti.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2014
Dark brown color. Big molasses and hoppy nose. The mouth is very rich and roasty with big malt backbone complimented by aggressive hops. More malt accented and fairly rich. Molasses and roasted malts a very strong but balanced and very enjoyable brew. Not the typical hop bomb bipa. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1985) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Amazing beer. Very strongly roasted coffee malt, with a fruity backbone of hops. Also has a surprising taste of salt, which gives the beer extra depth. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (882) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 6, 2014
Color mogano con riflessi rossi, e schiuma compatta e persistente color cappuccino. Al naso balza subito la componente agrumata, dopo invece compare anche il tostato. In bocca è davvero splendida, equlibratissima tra la parte agrumata e gusto leggero di caffè. Eccellente.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. A really good looking huge dark brown head on this one! The beer itself is deep dark and as good as black in the glass. On the nose I get grassy hoppy tones. Will mention that it’s not a fresh bottle this. Also there are tones of phenol, bitter chocolate, salty nuts and a hint of coffee. Really nice lacings on the sides of the glass after a while. Slightly salty and licorice coconut infused in the taste this. It has a above soft prickling carbonation level and a oily mouthfeel. It’s actually quite tasty. Roasty bitter aftertaste and more of that licorice lingering. Quite good. 09.10.2013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nacho_1985 (88) - Málaga, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014
Muy buena cerveza de toccalmatto, mucho sabor mucho cuerpo y de alcohol muy suave solo 6 grados, muy buena cerveza

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (938) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Roasted, grass and hops aroma. Roasted, dark chocolate taste, slightly grassy. Bitter. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3274) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle: Blck color, coffee brown creamy head. Flavor is malty, light sweet, roasty with cacao powder and coffee bean notes. Also quiete intensive hop notes with mainly citrus flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, grassy hops and some citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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