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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: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La "Salty Dog" Ť 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 Ť il sapore del mare dovuto dal fatto che la distilleria in questione Ť 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.

Editorís 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, at Haand Festival. An amber-brown beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is lightly peaty, giving an impression of an imperial stout in a way, but thereís too much dried fruits, caramel and toffee for that. Some oak too. The flavor has a light salty and bitter touch, itís quite peated, with oak notes, toffee and dried apricots. Itís full-bodied and warming on the palate, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Overall, lovely, but too warming. Normally not a fan of peated beers, except some imperial stouts, but this was nice. 140524

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (1108) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 day 2 (07.03.2015) Vichte Belgium.Jeca, Alberto and Boban.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose salty, smoke.Taste and aroma of whiskey barrel, soy sauce, fire smoke on the back.Perfect complexed.Veru good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Sea salt, peat, liquor, whiskey, vanilla, dark fruit. Soft oily mouthfeel but offering a potent boozey taste experience. What I love about this barrel ages brew is that I first taste the sugars and immediately after the peat, oak, smoke, raisins etc. emerge! One of Italyís best! Iíd love some more aroma complexity, which now is ruled over by the peat.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
At ACBF. Clear bronze beer with practically no head. Apparently Dudes aged on Caol Ila barrels. Aroma completely dominated by medicinal iodine, very off-putting and reminding me more of a hospital or my grandmotherís medicine cabinet than beer... Peated whisky too, and the candied fruit and port wine sweetness of the basic beer piercing through, especially in the taste, which starts about the same way as Dudes, with the same vinous character; salty peat and that horrible iodine thing come back in the finish though, along with whisky-like alcohol. A fine barley wine ruined by a horrible iodine smell coming forth from the whisky barrels - an experience very comparable with Jopen Laphroaig Barrel Aged, which didnít work for me at all for the same reason. This time I found it even worse, to be honest. Not for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Poured medium reddish brown with a tan ring. Aroma of meaty, sour berries. Full body, flavour is as the aroma, sweet malt with a dry, sweet end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspronck (148) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5333) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18115) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3185) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
(Toccalmatto Salty Dog) At Borefts í14. 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 (12395) - 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.


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