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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black IPA brewed with Australian Galaxy hops.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Black IPA di squisita fattura, malti tostati e luppolo in perfetto equilibrio, davvero una grande birra. Peccato sia una one shot.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gabrieleee (16) - Roma, ITALY - APR 19, 2012
Fantastica Black IPA !! il malto tostato e torrefatto unito alla grande quantità di luppolo presente ne fanno una birra amara saporita e decisa nei suoi sapori.Veramente buona e beverina nonostante la combinazione amara del caffe e del luppolo!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 A: malts, roasty, hops A: brown medium foam T: roasted malts and hops. P: mb: o: 19/20

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUL 14, 2012
Ultimamente ho una passione davvero sfrenata per le black ipa! questapoi mi è piaciuta particolarmente. Bel colore nero come la notte tanta schiuma color nocciola, molto persistente, sapore di ipa e sapore di caffè e altro per via dei malti tostati, sapore di luppoli e caffè si sposano molto bene a mio avviso! Ottimo retrogusto complesso e duraturo!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - APR 21, 2013
Znakomite, Wloska innowacja tworcza nie ma granic. Wspaniale czarne piwo z intensywnym czekoladowo-chmielnym aromacie. Wielka brązowa piana utrzymująca sie sporo czasu. Piwo w smaku czekoladowe gozkie i ciezkie. Finisz jak najbardziej chmielowy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
draft sample @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas // Italian Beer Festival // black with a mocha head // smells like mocha, I am getting sorachi ace, fruity with berries, dark fruits, grapefruit, pine, touch chocolate and roast // bitter cocoa, coffee, chocolate, touch roast, dark fruits, sorachi in the finish, nice finish, berries, grapefruit, pine, touch sweet earthly hops // smooth and creamy // I am begging to feel that Black IPA’s are beging to evolve to genuine black IPA’s as opposed to Imperial Porters with plenty of hops // I like them either way and this is a great one

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2012
Color: black beer with small brown head. Smell: chocolate, licorice, sugar complexity. Taste: bitter !!! Chocolate and licorice! Aftertaste: licorice and wet bitter!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
Draft @ Moeder Lambic Italian Beer Festival ’12. Holy hell, this beer rocks !!! Brune foncée, col épais moka crémeux avec un léger filtre huileux dorée sur le verre. Arôme est uen tuerie; difficile de ne pas être attiré par le bouquet qui offre de belles notes alternant café torréfié, pin, houblon herbacé venant du Simcoe et possible Amarillo laissant de belles notes de citron. En bouche, le tout offre un subtile mélange entre le malt cara avec de belles notes de moka/expresso et un houblon bien fruité et agrumes, le tout reste un peu huileux en bouche pour les notes alpha acide du houblon. Vraiment un parfait exemple du style et au fur et à mesure de la dégustation on prend note de cette bataille gustative entre un malt riche et torréfié et ce houblon généreux.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
Aroma:humle citrus grape kaffe brændt Ud.: kaffesort Skum:brunlig langh E.smag:sød lidt bitter moderat Krop:fuld For.:tør Brus: blød Bottle @ AA-Meeting 23/3 12

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - APR 15, 2012
On tap. Black, low persistence dense froth, toasted smell, it is sweet at the beginning but it has a long bitter and hoppy final. Medium carbonation, it leaves a toasted taste in the mouth. Very good.


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