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


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RATINGS: 112   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.

CaptainCougar's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
50cl bottle: Pours an oily opaque black with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel and roasted malty nose with some chocolate notes and a touch of tart fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and well-dissolved carbonation with some semi-sweet dark caramel maltiness, dark chocolate and light horseblanket funk. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet with a touch of vinous tartness. Has pretty good complexity and balance throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1281) - 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 (5128) - 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 (762) - 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 (346) - 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 (370) - - 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 (14104) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (492) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
On tap @ Borefts 2014. #21. Body is pitch black, Head is small, beige, mostly diminishing. Nose is wine, Aroma is light caramel, roasty, mild coffee, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, light alcohol sour. Finish is medium sweet, medium roasty bitter, medium alcohol sour. Full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Nice roasty dessert beer, a bit too much alcohol for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
@ BBF 14. Pours black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of caramel, weak port notes, vanilla, dark fruits, red currants, weak funk and lots of woody red wine notes as well. Taste of chocolate, dark fruits, port, oaky woody red wine, red currants and a lot of that red wine character here as well. Very interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled at Borefts 2014. Pours near black with a ring brown head. Aroma of soy, Asian supermarket, caramel, raisin, fudge and wood. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter with some light acidity. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled bottle @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Very beautiful packaging, new bottle opened & decanted by the brewer prior to giving me a taster, talk about presentation. Dark brown, black with zero head; Sour brett, mocha, syrup, caramel, varnish. Taste is thinned out, oxidation, varnish, brett, ink,.. No carbonation, thinned out, bit varnish; Cool presentation but I do not feel like the whole thing really comes out, RIS cannot be the right style for this, this feels not only too thinned out but above all too oxidised for me. Their “Bedda Matri Marsala Wine Barrel Aged” which came in a similar packaging & treatement was way nicer.

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