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Toccalmatto Salty Dog

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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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La "Salty Dog" è una variazione della "Dudes" la quale, attraverso passaggio in botti di Whisky torbato (in porzione Caol Ila), aquisisce le nobili caratteristiche del legno. I caratteri distintivi sono il classico torbato del whisky di Islay, ed in questo caso la nota distintiva è il sapore del mare dovuto dal fatto che la distilleria in questione è sulla baia e le botti vengono impregnate dagli aromi della baia e dal salmastro. Birra unica nel suo genere e di grande classe. Da gustare a piccoli sorsi come birra da meditazione.

Editor’s translation. Salty Dog is a version of Dudes that has been aged in casks of Caol Ila whiskey, hence taking from the barrel the smoke and salty character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspronck (116) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Clear brown color with ruby hues, short quickly-disappearing tan head, aromas of peat and smoke. In mouth, it is very sweet. I mainly felt the peat, smoke, salt, spices and an interesting and nice lingering salty caramel finish. thick texture. It is a nice one, a bit too sweet but i love the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4169) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Keg at Borefts day1 26/09/2014. Bodegraven. As Salty dog Coa ila Barrel Aged. Darak caramel / mahogany brown coloures pour halo of xream head. Aroma is smokey peat, islay malt, sausage, whiskey, vanilla oak. Flavour is composed of full sugary, vanilla oak, caramel, salted caramel, Palate is full bodied, pretty sweet, moderate carbonation. Really tasty barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
26th September 2014
Borefts VI. Keg. Hazy amber beer, tiny pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with mild superfine carbonation. Mild peat. Sweetish caramel malts. Light generic fruits. Mild spice. Light dry finish . Spicy linger. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2700) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
(Toccalmatto Salty Dog) At Borefts ’14. Light brown colour on the body, small off-white headm thin, with low retention. On the aroma lots of dark fruits, plums, figs. Taste of wood, alcohol, dark fruits, vanilla, smoke. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. Alcohol burn. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
Haand 2014. red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, licorice, malt, whiskey. Flavour is sweet, malt, whiskey, caramel, malt, whiskey. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at BBF 6, 26/09/14. Deep chestnut brown with moderate beige edgeing. Nose is TCP, spice, light smoke, medicinal tunes, peated malt, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises toffee, less peat, sweet licks, brown sugars, TCP, light booze. Medium + body, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent peated affair, not OTT, good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6470) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2014
[9/26/14] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2014 in Bodegraven. Dark reddish brown. Boozy aroma, malty, with cookies, caramel and quite a bit of smoked whiskey. Sweet boozy flavor with smoked whiskey, malt, caramel, nutty notes and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied. Too boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
I expected this one to be barrely drinkeable for me, but it was almost enjoyable. Booze, wood, peat and roastiness. The wood and booze was good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8662) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: kupferfarbenes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch holzig, reife Früchte, Whiskey. Geschmack mild holzig, reifes Obst.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (332) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
At Borefts. Ruddy amber, peaty aroma. No head. Somewhat sour, also sweet. Can taste the whiskey in this one.

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