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Toccalmatto Russian Imperial Stout Wild Bretta

Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Imperial Stout
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged 13 months in Sagrantino di Montefalco (red wine) barrels.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmrmwel (1108) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, Bottiglia n. 0129. Once upon a time, impys were barrel aged and somewhat wild. Oh, the good times. And just when the ancient art was all but forgotten, Toccalmatto came to the rescue. Pours pitch black, with a creamy mocha head. Amazing aroma with dark roasted malts, red wine barrels and woody brett with tobacco and maple syrup, as well as lactic acid, dark chocolate and muscovado. Full body with creamy texture, and soft to none carbonation. Flavour is dark malts with tobacco and dark fruits, red wine barrels, tannins, and woody brett, as well as notes of heather, whisky and sea salt. Dark fruits, leather and salty liquorice in the finish. An absolute winner! Can I have another...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IvanParenti (10) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
Dark brown/black, with brown/reddish glares, no head. Aroma: wood, basement, feet, balsamic, cardboard, a bit of vinegar, definitely a lot of off-flavours. Taste: a lot of wine, plums, wood, coffee, licorice, a bit of spices and hops (herbs and resin). It starts sweet with some sourness in the end. Palate: oily, no carbonation, very warm, a bit astringent Overall it didn’t convince me much, the aroma is too rich of off-flavours and I didn’t like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (596) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2015
Tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Pours pitch black with a small, brown, oily head. Aroma is red vinous, roasted, brown sugar, heavy, bitter roast, wood, tanins and cherry. Taste has SO much wine barrel charater: Dry, red grapes, slight sour, slight bitter, grape peel, some roast and a subtle, sugary sweetness. Mad execution, but it doesn’t blend together that well in my opinion. Medium full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Pitch black colour, white head. Fruity aroma, chocolate, coffee, big brett, hint wine. Malty flavour, roasted malts, coffee, light sour brett, cherry notes. Finish berries, red fruits, coffee, brett. Nice!!!!
(from 50cL bottle share @ Christmas Eve, Milo’s grandmother’s place)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
shared bottle by a friend, poured a deep black colour with no head, just some bubbles on top. lot of funky brett in the nose, chocolate, red fruits, grapes, oak, red wine, toffee, caramel, bit weak carbonated, some light acid taste in the back, bit to ’funky’ for my stouts, but pretty enjoyable do

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5503) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
26/IX/14 - from bottle @ Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2014-1074) Thanks to Benzai, 77ships, fonefan and cgarvieuk for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: sourish, roasted, fruity, red currant, vinous. MF: soft to no carbon, full to medium body. Taste: pretty sour, alcohol, berries, dark chocolate, bit earthy, coffee. Aftertaste:s ourish, mocha, cocoa powder, alcohol, bit sweet, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
@ Borefts 2014. Pour pitch black, with as good as no head. Aroma is packed with chocolate, bitter coffee, salty licorice, some roasted malts as well. The taste is super sweet, with a good dose of bitterness. Some "red wine tannins" with some acidic wood in the way back. Slighly oily body, with a flat carb. A little unbalanced imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tsekouratos (410) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 3, 2014
Tasting at Borefts 2014, Bodegraven Netherlands. Black body, no foam, only some soapy bubbles. Aoma is chocolatee, oak, some wine, aome unexpected spoilness )probably from the Brett). Taste was too oaky, with the sourness from the wine, some dark fruits and chocolate. Strong aftertaste. Full body with low to no carbonation. Not my thing maybe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (413) - - OCT 2, 2014
Sampled @ Borefts. A bit weird beer.. thin, little body.. The begin is sour but the end sweet. Hints of red wine. Not so compelling beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at Borefts 2014. Black beer. Big chocolate sponge cake. Then huge red wine flavour. Wow red wine. Not much carbonation. Love the red wine.

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