overall
97
95
style
Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Black IPA
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intergalactic Black Cascadian Incredible Pale Ale

Pushing the boundaries of style and definitions: the extreme flavours of Galaxy hops mix with a rich, dark malt base.

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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
fedexs (22) - ITALY - OCT 5, 2014
In apparence dark beer with not so more persistent foam. Alcohol and licorice are the most powerful tastes at first drink. It is really hoppy and this make its IPA taste dominant compared to the stout beersone. As a whole persistant body complex taste but probably too much alcohol ( dont know if this is due to the fact that I try it bottled)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1868) - Besanon, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl la Fine Mousse (Paris), couleur noire, effervescence faible mais belle mousse. Une bire avec un nez trs houblonn assez vert sur la pomme, continuit sur le caf et le moka puis superbe finish sur le houblon type fruit de la passion quilibre bien fait !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14023) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Apparently this keg is pouring all foam, but they poured me a foam taster which soon settled to a nice ~2-3oz amount. Looks great after the foam settles, with good thicker khaki lace and whatnot. Brown red color. Earthy, herbal hop in the nose, and in the flavor, a lot of tropical fruity hop. Not as much black malt flavor as Id like from a black IPA, but there is some caramel malt, some mild nuttiness. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate zesty taste, moderate sweet, light bitter. An OK black IPA, not too into it. Nice galaxy hop aroma, but not much else going for it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Keg at The Canalhouse, Nottingham. Black with cream head. Black malts to the fore, charry, bitter, dry, black toast then a fruity pineapple type flavour as a counter balance. The burnt notes tend to dominate a little but overall pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15614) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan brown head. Overcarbonated. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, resin, dank grapefruit, citrus peel, grass, sugared orange peel and chocolate malt. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4923) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Italian take on the new black IPA style, with Australian Galaxy hops. Very thick and creamy, beige, dense head, gushing; colour an inky black. Aroma of cold coffee, bitter chocolate, ashes, soy sauce, walnuts, sherry, minerals. Taste lightly sourish at first, only a very vague fruit sweetishness, strong carbonation as expected seen the gushing, deep bitter chocolatey and nutty maltiness, mouth-lining roasted bitterness, very coffee-like, as well as an assertive, peppery hops bitterness, long finish. In all, a very typical and well-made example of its style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, 75cl, at Melkebaren. It pours a big beige head over a very dark brown body. Some curtains. The aroma is lightly roasted, with a nice piney and fruity, faintly grassy hoppiness. Some Belgian style yeasty notes. Its dry on the palate, with some malty sweetness. Pleasant carbonation level. Some licorice on the flavor, which is quite roasted, with a nice bitterness. Some dark chocolate and coffee, and some piney hops. Lasting bitter finish. Not your average Black IPA, but its nice anyway. Tasteful and moreish. 140727

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12382) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
from Erzbierschof - hazy brown beer with persistent beige foam; nice lacework; toasted aroma of cookie, hazelnuts and coffee; pretty hoppy (mainly spicy); a good malt backbone, creamy palate, very bitter, earthy and toasted biscuity finish - tasty and hoppy, a good beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (5528) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 210114. Black and hoppy with a slight bitter aftertaste. Okay without being fantastic.


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