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Geco Barabba

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Brewed by Birrificio Geco
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Cornaredo (MI), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very Robust Porter
La luppolatura a freddo (dry hopping) fatta con luppolo americano dona note aromatiche agrumate che ben si sposano con la tostatura della Barabba.
Nel bicchiere si distingue per un colore tonaca di frate, sormontato da un cappello di schiuma fine color cappuccino.
Al palato si rincorrono i sapori del dolce maltato, della liquirizia, del caffè, del cioccolato amaro, delle noci e del rabarbaro


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2914) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Tap@urho. Black, offwhite head. Plummy cinnamon on nose, soft roast, some wood, dusty yeasty. Med bodied, dry messy finish. This feels just messy, chaotic. Really perculiar fruityness, messy, wonder if it’s really at its prime. Cant say I enjoy it much.

-- bb

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Draught. Pours quite dark brown in color with a tan head. Some roasted notes, citruslicorice mixed with hints of burnt wood and dark chocolate bitterness in aroma. There’s some sweet milk chocolate behind the strong roasted notes in taste. Bit of hoppy citrus notes towards the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9819) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2015
Tap (St. Urho’s Porter & Stout Days 2015)
Quite aggressive aroma, lots of burnt roast, tons of esters, and a whole load of aromatic hops too. Tons of esters in the mouth too, some wafts up the nose give clue to the strength. Lots of dry powdery coffee grounds and hop bitterness. Big roast, quite burnt, with the hops, it’s tickling astringent. Maybe I’m getting drunk, but I like the challenge to drink the next glug. I can overcome your bitter hoppiness by drinking more of your hoppy dark beer! And it seems to work. Thumbs up to the brewer and the recipe, you’ve created a chinese finger puzzle for fatphil.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Tap at St Urho, Helsinki. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of licorice and roasted malts. Quite weak body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4934) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
(Keg at St Urho’s Pub Portteri ja Stout -päivät ’15) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had liquorice and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, ash, sweetness, liquorice and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, sweet and bitter. A nice brew but too burnt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3635) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Keg @ St Urho’s pub, portteri - ja stout päivät 2015. Black colored, brown lasting head. Citrus, roasted malt, milk chocolate in aroma. Flavor has citrus and grapefruit, roastedness, coffee notes. Finish is dry and hoppy. Medium to full bodied. Good drinkability, feels fresh. Black IPAish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambro206 (177) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Birra scura dal cappello di schiuma pannoso e persistente. Aromi nettamente tostati di cioccolato e liquerizia. In bocca si legano bene dolcezza ed amaro. Finale lungo e piacevole.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (431) - ITALY - APR 2, 2014
Almost black, thick brownish creamy head. Heavy aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some citrusy sweetness. Strong roasted porter taste, with again coffee and bitter chocolate. Finishes lighter than expected. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giorossonero (7) - - JUL 25, 2013 does not count
Una super porter dal colore tonaca di frate. Al palato si scontrano con armonia il dolce maltato e il sapore caffettoso dovuto alla stessa tostatura dei malti. Ottima con un buon cioccolato fondente o per un dopocena.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
Scura schiuma media non molto persistenta nado tostato malto liquirozia leggermente luppololo con una nota agrumata poco.gassata vellitara buon amaro piuttosto srcca buone tostature


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