In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


SweetWater Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel–Aged Imperial Stout

“The sip starts with a rich flavor that’s a mix of roast, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and cherries. Dark fruits (raisin and prune), followed by the bourbon and mild smokiness. Medium alcoholic warmth, which carries through the finish. The body is thick and chewy and very smooth. It’s a nice blend of supporting players without any one stealing the show.”