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

bottled
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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black IPA brewed with Australian Galaxy hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1718) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Tap at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Dark brown. Thick, bubbly, tan head. Flora. Light herb. Leathery maltiness. Hint of black fruit. Taste is light cocoa dry. Light bitterness. Very nice, although a bit too much carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Tap at The Jeffrey. Pours deep dark brown with big head that dissipates quickly. Nose is chocolate and slight sour milk in a good way. Rates of plums, licorice, chocolates, roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel and light chalk after tastes. Pretty nice beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2364) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from Rakuten that was a slow gusher. A pitch black pour with a huge fizzy beige head. Great staying power & giant foamy lacing coats the glass. The aroma is musty dank oily resin with some light fruity citrus notes. Medium to medium-light bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. The taste is top knotch, hop resin + pine bitterness, big chocolate punch from the malts before ending with a fruity citrus bite. A truly great Black IPA that is exactly what I want from this style, both hops & dark malt notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (525) - 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 (3365) - 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 (2389) - 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 (937) - 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 (3591) - 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


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