Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Barley Wine
Fidenza (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 65   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
At Alvinne 2015. Poured reddish brown with a minimal tan ring. Aroma of sweet berries, toffee and caramel malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, moderately sweet and vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4327) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
Drank this one at the Alvinne Craft Beer festival 2015. Old beer, sweet aged brew, low carbonation and smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 day 2 (07.03.2015) Vichte Belgium.Jeca, Alberto and Boban.Pour it dark color with small white head.Taste and aroma of chestnut, malt, red fruita, caramel, sour on the end, tart.Good balanced very good complexed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
Sample at ACBF 2015 with S&G tasting group. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, no head. NOSE: overly sweet. TASTE: overly sweet, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (587) - 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 (1918) - 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 (6707) - Out of the EU, 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 (9348) - 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!

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