Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Barley Wine
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Maturata due anni in botti di Marsala
Barley wine passato per due anni in botti di castagno dove era stato maturato dell’ottimo vino Marsala siciliano.

Aged 2 years in chestnut barrels that previously were used for the maturation of Marsala wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (516) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 10, 2015
Una sorta di esperienza onirica, mi ritrovo in un porto siculo, a bere una meraviglia di birra. Dolce, sentori nitidi di legno, prugne e suggestione di cacao, nitido il sentore di marsala, l’affinamento le dona una struggente bontà

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle at ACBF. Red wine, caramel, vanilla, highly oxidated, tastes a bit like a really old beer. Too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5144) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Re-rate from 37.5cl bottle from F.O.B., Rimini. It pours a dark murky amber-brown color with no head whatsoever. Aroma is big bold sweet notes of marsala, vanilla, raisins, dates, apricot jam. Taste is again sweet like a dessert wine, with more marsala, wine barrel, candied orange peel, apricot jam, vanilla. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite sweet but very tasty, could pound the whole bottle myself no problem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
xpanicum (1) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Al naso odore di marsala, secchezza al palato e mediamente corposa. Gran barley. Colore rame scuro e torbido

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Bouteille 37.5cl de Beer for Bunnies, Bologna. BB 09/2026, lotto# L11805. Couleur brune acajou, col quasi absent. Doré au verre. Arôme présente ce bouquet agréable de vin cuit, Marsala avec ce côté boisé et fruité en rétro. Palais est complexe offrant le caractère complexe de Marsala très distinct ici, dont le boisé reste un peu en retrait. Pétillance moyenne voire faible sur une fine note boisée conférant une note farineuse noisette à la bière. Ce dernier restant cependant assez discret. Note caramélisée venant du vin, collant aux lèvres avec cette impression concentrée au niveau des saveurs fruitées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IvanParenti (10) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
Brown, no head. Aroma: marsala (of course XD), nuts, wine, raisins, dried plum, wood. Palate: very warm and you can feel a bit of the alcohol Taste: nuts, light sourness, caramel, cherries. I liked it, but I prefer their other aged barley wine, Salty Dog, that’s a masterpiece!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy darker amber, off-white head. Dark fruits, vinous, soft malty sweetness and sherry on the nose. Really nice actually. Ripe fruits, bit of dark sweet syrup, some wooden and autumny tea leafs in taste. Tasty. Vinous and honey notes with a touch of soft herbalness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Bouteille verte de 375 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de petits fruits et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5911)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Haand 2014. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, hop, wood. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, caramel, hop, wood, vinous, dried fruits, sugar. full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (747) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
37,5cl bottle at home. Nicely looking bottle, dark green with a beautifully decorated label. Pours a deep brownish red colour, no head just some bubbles. Complex aroma and taste with chestnut, sweet red dessert wine, dried fruits like figs, plums and raisins, ginger, roasted carameland sugary malts, vanilla cask, boozy alcoholic warmth, slight astringency. Aftertaste is lingering sweet, boozy and dry. Low carbonation, big body, oily mouthfeel. If there’s one downside it’s the missing malty backbone that would make it more an ale than a wine.

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