Surly Brewing 2020 Barrel-aged Darkness
What the brewers say
"Massive Russian imperial stout matured in rye- whiskey barrels."
What our panel thought
"Thick molasses nose, rich chocolate cream, savory roast nuts, toasted marshmallow. Luxurious, cottony texture, like drinking taffy."
What our editors thought
"Toasted cereal and mocha-latte nose. The sip is multidirectional—sharper dark malt, creamier chocolate, boozier whiskey, sweeter nutty vanilla—all confidently resolved in a cohesive whole."