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Toccalmatto Dudes

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

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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DUDES: si può leggere in italiano tal quale e signifca in dialetto locale DODICI….oppure all’inglese RAGAZZACCI…… è un Barley Wine Classico di ispirazione britannica (i suoi ispiratori sono BASS N.1 e Thomas Hardy’s). Maturato in bottiglia per un minimo di 9 mesi prima di essere messo in commercio. Si tratta di una birra di 12 gradi alcolici di colore ambrato carico. Caratterizzato da una buona secchezza e beverinità nonostante i 12 gradi alcolici. Birra da meditazione calda e raffianata,ottima in abbinamento a formaggi erborinati importanti (Stilton, Rochefort, Gorgonzola stagionati….). Note aromatiche prevalenti sono: datteri, frutta secca, rabarbaro candito, salsa di soia…. E’ il capostipite e la base di tutta la linea Barley Wines di Toccalmatto.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (10669) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Deutlicher Malzantrunk, in dem aber störend süße Aromen fehlen. Etwas getreidig, dann setzt doch eine malzige Süße ein, die vergleichsweise schwach erscheint, sie passt gut zum zurückhaltenden Bier. Aromen von Schokoladenkuchen, Espresso, Nüssen. Holzig, Vanillenoten zum Ende. Gelungen! 6/13/11/13/9/13

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Sampled from a 0.375l bottle @ Haandfest 2014. A cloudy slightly murky one, dark brown in color. No real head worth mentioning. Lovely nose! Thick toffee caramel, wood, a spicy tone and it smells absolutely OK. Or perhaps a tad more than tan OK. Lovely? Lots and lots of flavor. Again, caramel and fudge infused. Not sharp at all. Malty balanced. Slightly mouthdrying. No alcohol detected what so ever, and it’s really integrated and balanced. Quite a delicious one. Would not mind a bottle alone. 24.05.2014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13567) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, at Haand Festival -14. It pours a clear, brown body topped by a minimal sized off-white head. Almost no head at all actually, just a thin layer of bubbles. It’s sugary malty on the nose, almost candyish, with alcohol, dried fruits, prunes mostly, and some woody hints. There’s some bitterness in the flavor, trying to balance the malty sweetness. Alcohol, prunes and a woody touch too. Full body, warming and soft on the palate. Sligthly oily. Some bitterness in the mostly sweet, dried fruits finish. Overall, too warming, still a really lovely beer. 140523

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, sweet and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
24.05.2014, 0,375l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival:
No head. Aroma is slightly sweet boozy, caramel malts, dried fruits, dark sugar, alcohol, honey, oak, weeds, heather. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, sugar, hay, alcohol, cardboard, mint leafs, oak, dried fruits, almond cake. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Boring.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3070) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Haand 14. Dark brown color, good offwhite foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit & some leather. Medium body & complexity . On the sweet side, ok balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 27, 2013
bottle @ home. schiuma beige grossolana quasi assente. birra marrone velata, quasi opalescente. aroma di pane nero, lievito miele d’acacia e alcool. dolce amabile nessun gusto amaro. alcolico, gusto vinoso, non molto tostata, corposa consistenza oleosa. equilibrata, nasconde bene i suoi 12 gradi. armonica.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (592) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 2, 2013
Very dark brown in colour and no foam whatsoever due to the high alcohol content. Anyhow on the nose the beer develops caramelised dattes and sweet dessert blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with some notes of alcohol. Light soft velvet in texture. Well balanced and pretty sweet with a full body. Long lasting oily textured finish. This certainly goes well with cheeses like Parmesan or extremely old gouda. Very nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
15 cl. sample from 375 ml. bottle @ Brassigaume 2013. Dark brown with almost no head. Nose is sweet liquorish, chocolate, malty, sweet syrup, slightly watery. Taste is liquorish, honey, booze, malty, chocolate, syrupy, watery but pretty nice & complex, caramel, toffee, boozy in the back. Syrupy, little carb. bit watery. Interesting stuff here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours brown with almost no head at all. Smells of caramel, oak, toasted malts, some dark fruits and toffee. Medium to heavy sweet, nice thick malt flavor, toffee, caramel, a hint of booze and oak. A quite decent Barleywine, but maybe a bit on the safe side?


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