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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

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (584) - 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 (487) - 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 (3313) - 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 (1752) - 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?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (2793) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown with small off-white head. Aroma very sweet and malt with caramel, figs, molasses and sherry. Taste is very sweet, vinous, malty and lots of fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
Ful. Skitig kulör. Ser ut som bajsvatten, och inte på det bra viset. Ganska klen doft med det man plockar upp är riktigt fint. Toffee kola, lite godis, lite jobbigt söt. Viss sälta. Provar utomhus så det är svårt att fokusera 100% på sensoriken.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Reuben via Bruno at EBBC13
dark chestnut brown, no head. Sweet prune juice sweet malts, no hops, hot, sweet. No carb

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (874) - PORTUGAL - JUN 23, 2013
37.5cl from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon. It pours a hazy brown colour with no head, whatsoever. Some notes of caramel, alcohol, toffee and coffee in the aroma. Low carbonation, if any, and oily. Flavour too sweet with a warming alcohol, almost just like a brandy. My first Barley Wine and not very impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, dark dried fruit and alcohol. Flavour is roasted caramel, alcohol, dried fruit, raisin and plum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2012
Ambrato carico nocciola praticamente piatta frutta secca maltata fruttata byon corpo liquorosa finale leggermente warming


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