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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Barley Wine
Fidenza (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in grappa barrels.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle @ meeting. Aroma is grape, wine, light sourness with some malt. Flavour is quite Belgian with some grape, fruit, some yeast and faint hops. It’s strong all right, but not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
50cl Bottle at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting, ABV 10%. Deep amber colour, thin white head. Aroma of grapes, alcohol, fruits, light sour, wood. Flavour is alcohol, sharp, grapes, sweet fruits, bit floral, light malty, wood, light sour. Medium bodied. Very interesting stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1962) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting Baarn. Brown colored, small head. Caramel and raisins in aroma. Sour and fruity flavor. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1448) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle@UDRBM. Grapes, raisin and juniper aroma. Amber colour, off-white head, good lace. Very sweet, grapes, complex fruit flavours. Alcoholic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3143) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle at Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Clear deep orange pour, no head. Aroma is slightly alcoholic and somewhat with liquor. Somewhat aged and with grapes. A bit too boozy for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle: Poured a reddish orange almost rusty with off white head. Aroma is mix of barrel wood, faint grappa, fruits, and malts. Taste is very fruity with more wood and malt. There is a nice bite in the finish from the grappa. I personally do not like grappa, however in this beer it does things one would never imagine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
Amber with a lasting white head. Complex aroma of fruit, raisin, port, grapefruit-peel, caramel and toffee. Dry, vineous, fruity flavour with fresh grapes

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Bruno (grazie signore!), shared with SHIG. Decanted into a large beer glass, leaving behind a cloudy brown suspension. Clear copper color. Aroma of port wine and brandy. Taste is similar to a barrel aged quad, very smooth, with port wine flavors, and alcohol at the finish. Amazingly good - I love grappa, but never would have thought to put beer into a grappa cask!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010 Rome ... copper ... thin white head ... sweet berry ... little spirit nose ... sweet soft and mellow ... again a little spirit ... assume its the grappa i really like (UPDATE tried some grappa now. now too keen on its own but i dont like whisky on its own ... and its the grappa thats lifting this beer) very unusual.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Pours a hazy dark amber golden with a tiny and rough off-white head. Dried overripe fruit and a little yeast - no real overripe fruit or barrel character in the nose but some alcohol. Quite a full body, rather low in carbonation, sweet dried fruit and nuts now with the Grappa barrel coming a little through. Warming alcohol finish. 050610


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