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

bottled
common

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3733) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2013
Poured black with a huge beige head. Aroma of moderate citrus and lactose over soft malt. Medium body, flavour is medium bitter, bitter orange with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
A clear dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth fruity chocolate malt, with nice floral hops, light licorice, nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee grind, musty character, grassy floral hops, nice. On tap at TÝrst.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2013
So as it turns out Italian can make a proper Belgian saison (as opposed to Americans), because this almost clean yellow golden body reveals a very delicate and yet elaborate Belgian ale with interesting farmy yeast. Classically hopped, but rich so, quality light malts, and a good yeast presence to go with it. Tasty. However (there is always something to complain) itís a bit too light in palate. A bit more caramel malts and itís really good. (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (748) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle @ Corso ADB 2013. Profumo fruttato tropicale con in evidenza frutto della passione, il malto da un profumo tostato/torrefatto, si avverte un buon profumo erbaceo/agrumato del luppolo. note di cacao amaro con líaumento della temperatura nel bicchiere. Colore marrone , lievemente velata con schiuma beige abbastanza fine e decisamente persistente. il gusto Ť meno complesso del profumo ma accattivante. Ha un inizio maltato tostato, poi subentra una luppolatura intensissima e decisa, Ť amara, ma non asciutta come pensavo. La gradazione alcolica e la tostatura la rendono quasi beverina. Corpo medio, ha gusto di mallo di noce e nel finale ha un gusto intenso di pompelmo giallo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4226) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep brown, near-black body, big creamy light beige head. Nice. Aroma is licorice, pine, herbs and hints of coffee. Taste is licorice, pine, hints of herbs and spruce. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation. A decent BIPA from Toccalmatto.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 09.10.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of sour-ish salty, dark malts, salty licorice, dark berries, coffee, hops, grass, rubber. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, hay, cardboard, grass, raw licorice, coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (782) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
Close to black with a creamy tanned head. Liquorice and pine on the nose. Roasty flavour with a bitter finish. Hints of liquorice and leather.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at The Trappist. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses, tobacco and chocolate flavor with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
hazy sepia, thin small bubbled cream. Too heavily carbonated for black IPA, hoppy and spritzy with low roast. Flavor shows light brownie, very green and earthy through improving mid, lots of roast, gets cola-esque in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Decent black IPA. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some roast malt, some hops. More on the malty side than hoppy. Soft carbonation. On tap in impromptu sampler served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezarís.


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