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Toccalmatto Salty Dog

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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2343) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10845) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9146) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6106) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1616) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7873) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (298) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
At Borefts. Ruddy amber, peaty aroma. No head. Somewhat sour, also sweet. Can taste the whiskey in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (225) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle at Borefts. Aroma of malts and caramel with a overwhelming peatiness. Taste is sweet, caramel, malts, peats and more pears. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3455) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Sampled from a 0.375l bottle @ Haandfest 2014. Peat! Peat peat peat! Salted peanuts also detected here. Malty caramel. Lots of aroma, but the PEaT! is overwhelming all the other aromas here. Lots of flavor. A ton of warming whisky flavors here. Quite flavorful actually and more nuanced than the one-direction aroma. Concentrated sticky and thick in the mouth and it’s only prickling on the bubbles. Snickers lingering chocolate fudge tail. 24.05.2014

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Malziger torfiger Antrunk, sehr weich. Die angenehme Süße bleibt konstant, die Torfnoten wandern in dem Hintergrund. Dunkel würzig, leichte Kaffeenoten. Lakritz, intensive Schokolade. Gut! 10/12/10/11/12/12


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