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Brewed by Edge Brewing Barcelona
Style: Imperial Porter
Barcelona, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged for over a year in French Merlot barrels, Barrica #22 is a complex and elegant ensemble of roasted malts preceded by wild yeasts from the oak and bretty and vanilla aromas. This is the first in a series of barrel lot releases from Edge’s barrel-aging portfolio.

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3.4
phfyysik (1311) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2017
Pours black with huge thick beige head. Aroma is salty, sour, grapes, wine, wooden, oak, aronia, plums. Taste is soft dry, coffee, sour, wine, some sweetness, thick, some saltiness, grapes. Light body, somehow empty taste.

2.7
FatPhil (16390) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2017
330ml bottle (Sip, Tallinn) (5:4:5:3:10=2.7)
Basically black, large tan head, fairly persistent. Sourish red berry and wood aroma, a little off and tart. Full palate, smooth, pleasant carbonation, some sour tart aspects. Does have a pleasant roast, but it’s quite astringent in its burntness. Stout and sour never work for me, so this is a struggle. Did hide the alcohol, but more behind things I find even more objectionable than being able to taste the alcohol. A barrel ruined beer.

3.7
martjoobolut (4524) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle (at koht). Pours black with light brownish head. Aroma is vinous, oak, malt, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sour, roast, oak, malt. Finish is dry and tanniny. Overall: very good.

3.3
Oxytocin (156) - AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2017
Very dark red-ish brown with a rather huge beige head. odour: alcohol, dark fruits, vanilla, toffee, some wood flavour: coffee, dark berries, chocolate, dried fruits, wine, medium to heavy bitterness in finish, light to medium sweetness, rather sparkly, alcoholic. overall kind of unbalanced.

4.1
alex_leit (4500) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black color, coffee foam. Aroma: barrel, merlot, sherry, dried fruits, slightly acidic. Taste: caramel, wine, light sour and sweet, bitter.

3.5
daje (4436) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2017
What’s Brewing 2016, day 2. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt. Bready taste with coffee, toffee, prunes. Quite sweet, yet with a dry roasty finish.

3.5
PowY (797) - AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark red-brown with a huge beige head and some floating particles. The aroma is medium malty with caramel, toffee, raisins, some wood and vanilla. Medium to full body with a medium carbonation, a light to medium sweetness, a medium bitterness and a light acidity. Rather rich flavor, malty with caramel, dark fruits and chocolate along with lots of grapes, red wine, some woody notes and vanilla. Finishes bitter, roasted. In my opinion not very balanced with too much acidity, which makes the beer a little harsh to drink.

Aroma: 8
Appearance: 4
Taste: 7
Palate: 3
Overall: 13

3.8
tricksta_p (4763) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is wood, vinous notes, dark malt, chocolate, a bit funky, red wine. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter with a hint of tartness. Finish is dry. Body is medium to full with lively carbonation. Lovely vinous wine barrel aging with some funk. Good!

3.3
Juks (757) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown colour, thick beige head stays, fluffy, lacing. Roasty, fruity aroma, some woodiness, red winey, some vinegar, basement. Taste is fruity, woody, juicy, weirdly bitter, wine vinegar. Hoppy bitterness in aftertaste. Tannins. Full bodied, average carbo. Meh, something’s wrong with that, not bad, but weird. Some more ageing, at it’s going to be sour stout or smth like that.

3.1
dambor (727) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Pours black with a large head from a lot of carbonation. Aroma: red fruit, a bit tart and funky (probably from the wine barrel). Taste: chocolate coupled with funky red fruit. Ok, but a bot too funky for a porter.


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