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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.


tkrjukoff's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - - JAN 22, 2013
Pours pitch black with a good creamy beige tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is acidy sweet fruity coffee chocolate hoppy. Flavor is sharp acidy bitter coffee roasted apples grapes. Finishes longlived bitter roased and piny.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
from Erzbierschof - hazy brown beer with persistent beige foam; nice lacework; toasted aroma of cookie, hazelnuts and coffee; pretty hoppy (mainly spicy); a good malt backbone, creamy palate, very bitter, earthy and toasted biscuity finish - tasty and hoppy, a good beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 210114. Black and hoppy with a slight bitter aftertaste. Okay without being fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (535) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Appearance: pitch black with a 1 slight more then finger sized foam head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass Aroma: Roasted Malts, Resininous Hops, red fruits and some chocolate. Taste: Hoppy Stout. Starts with some sweet hops befor the roasted malts chocolate malts dominate the taste palate. The aftertaste is suprisinly more Citrus fruit and Licorice notes. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. For 6% ABV this packs a lot of taste and a lot of complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - APR 11, 2014
Wow. Huge beer that drinks like a hoppy imperial stout. The hops are really leafy and green and the chocolate malt body is a delight. Highly skillful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (744) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Black with thin tan head. Zingy citrus candy, red fruit, liquorice hints from the malt. Big bitter bite. Definitely the most interesting hop experience I’ve had in some time. Carb is a bit high. Good stuff, sticks to the black IPA formula but these galaxy hops clearly give it something unique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1305) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Keg @ Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Resinous hops, molasses, raisins, plums, cocoa and a real intriguing depth of character. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - APR 1, 2014
On tap @ Goodbeer Faucets, Shibuya. Pours pitch black with a small foam head - that is leaving a beautiful lacing on the glass. Aroma - first it feels like a bubble bath, sweet and candy-like, lively. Later roast malt profile emerges with some hop freshness. Taste is like a proper black IPA should have - it has a good balance of roast malt bitterness, bitter chocolate and molasses - balanced with fragrant hopped bitterness. Some pine needles and even a bit resiny. Nicely balanced and very well made. Great beer to sip, it took me an hour to finish a pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1087) - 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 (2007) - 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 (1592) - 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.


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