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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Barley Wine
Fidenza (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (345) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle at Boreft. Pours reddish dark brown with no head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, bourbonny alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty, bourbonny warming alcohol finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2648) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Clear brown body, tiny head. Aroma of honey, spice and alcohol, thick sweet malt taste with spicy yeast and a strong alcohol presence. very sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This Barrel-Aged Barley Wine is the setting for caramelized prunes, controlled oxidation, wood, red wine and hazelnuts in a luxurious body.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is barely any head atop the misty dark red.
-Carbonation is very low, but it works with the deeply caramelized malts.
-This can probably age with the best of them.
-Had this next to some 7 to 11-year old Thomas Hardy’s and it wasn’t fazed at all.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1347) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
slight beige head with thick CO2 bubbles disappears quickly. darkbrown colour. aroma of wood, vanilla, boozy, caramel, bit oxidized/barley wine like. taste like aroma, slight lacticacid, citrus with a bitter finish from roasted malts and quite boozy. dense and sirupy mouthfeel and body, soft carbonation. a lot of flavour and aroma going on here, pleasant surprise! bottle 37,5 cl / bbf sep-2026

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1003) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Brown Body with fast disappearing tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel , dried fruits and hints of Wood and maybe also some nuts. Taste is malty some Wood fruits and alcohol. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with malts and some alcohol. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, at Haand Festival -14. A hazy brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is vinous, with dried fruits, brown sugar, prunes and some roasted malts. Some bitterness and a faint touch of dark chocolate in the flavor, as well as the dried fruits, blue plums and brown sugar found in the aroma. Vinous, full-bodied, warming and nicely carbonated. Lasting finish. Overall, too warming, but sure a nice one. 140523

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours clear brown with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, wood, hint of vanilla and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warming and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38686) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Toccalmatto Bedda Matri Marsala Wine Barrel Aged ].
Clear dark brown - red amber color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, antique furniture - dark Victorian furniture (klunke møbler) dried fruit, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, old malt, dried fruit, wood, oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130928]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours hazy amber with a ring white head. Aroma is quite sweet with raisins, caramel, some sugar and malts. Taste has some dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, alcohol and a soft to medium bitterness. Medium body and soft to medium carbo. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11712) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Cloudy browwn with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with dried fruit, port wine and a hint of oak. Sweet complex flavour with dried fruit, oak, nutty notes and vineous, warm alcohol


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