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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed with With Amarillo and Willamette hops.
The first batch was at 8% ABV, and later it passed also to 8.5% ABV.
Dry hopped for 15 days at 23C with Warrior and Summit.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
alc. 8.5%. Unclear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, pine, licorice notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091109]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours dark and hazy brown with a small, dense, creamy and tan head - leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dry wooden and fruity hops aroma, dark caramelish too. Mild liqourice, overripe fruity and dense caramel malty flavoured. Bitter and malty lingering flavoured into a nice roasted malt flavoured finish. Rather dry and bitter flavoured finish, light liqourice note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has strong notes of over ripe fruits as well as notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of bread. The flavor is very sweet with notes of metal, malt, caramel, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a very dry metallic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2010 Botle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an almost clear orangey brown with a creamy and lacing beige head. Fat aroma hops in the nose with some burned caramel. Solid body, lots of fruit and burned caramel, some oxidization with nice aroma hops and quite some alcohol in the finish. More of a Barley Wine really. 301109 and 020610

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange-brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and alcohol. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grapefruits with notes of citrus peel. Dry hoppy finish. Low carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBF tasting. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruits, floral hops mild spices. Flavour is fruity, wooden, a bit earthy, nectary and slightly grassy. Long bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Cloudy dark brown, rich creamy head. Rich, soapy grapefruity hoppiness. There’s licorice and grapefruit. Medium-full bodied. Dense with some syrup. Long marked bitterness in a finish where the sweetness is a bit too obvious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting.
Bottle courtesy of Mario - Cheers Mario! Clear brown beer. Litte tan head. Soft palate. Good rich toffee malt with well balanced piney hop. More of a barleywine methinks! A nice one too!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013
2013-02-12, bottle, batch 08012 (bottled 29/12/2008), 4 years old, 8% ABV, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Black color with small but creamy head. Very interesting aroma, of fruity hops and spicy yeast, with tones of cheese rind (toma/tomme). The mouthfeel is soft, somehow round, but quite lean too; good flavor of dark caramel, with loads of nice hop resins, but reduced bitterness; it still has a nice fruity touch; some light roastiness and liquorice in the final, and light alcohol presence.
Clearly aged, but it develops a nice alternative.

2010-08-28, bottle, batch 08012, 2 years old, 8-5-7-3-16=39
The color is now very dark, between dark brown and black; it has a small creamy head. Good aroma of caramel and roasted malts, some hop resins and an evident cheesy touch. Good body, round; good caramel flavor, with limited residual sweetness; the bitterness is fading, there is still some resins and hop aromas, but complemented by a rising touch of liquorice. Still a good and solid beer, even if the signs of age are evident.

2009-11-30, bottle, batch 08012, 1 year old, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy mahogany color; creamy head. The aroma is wonderful, with mild resiny and fruity hops, very persistent. It has a caramel flavor, some sweetness, strong body; light liquorice (probably a sign of age); most of all, it has a very interesting spice profile (ginger, coriander, pepper, …). With the ageing it lost some freshness (the flavor bur not the aroma), but it has more complexity. Excellent

2009-03-22, draught at IBF 2009, Milan, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Hazy dark amber color; medium head. Very good aroma, mix of caramel and fruity hop. Strong body, strong caramel flavor, good hopping, not extreme but well aromatic, with good sweetness, and some resins.

2009-03-21, bottle at IBF 2009, Milan, 8-4-8-4-17=41
Hazy red-mahogany color, small head. Strong hopping, fruity, a bit resiny, fresh. Good caramel flavor, sweet, liquor.


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