Barrica #31—tasting notes
Barrica #31 by Edge brewing is a blend of two Imperial Stouts barrel-aged in Jim Bean, Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace barrels. It has a lot of bourbon in taste and aroma, with some cocoa and coffee hints and and a lot of sweetness and alcoholic warmth.
Imperial Stout is a dark beer, ranging from dark brown to pitch black, and a well-formed head. Aroma and flavour tend to be rich and complex, with presence of roasty malts or dried fruits and touches of coffee, caramel or chocolate. Hop flavour can be from medium to high. Imperial stout is a good choice for barrel-aging, making the aromas and flavours more balanced and smooth.