Alvarado Street Brewery Chop & Scrape Batch#2
What the brewers say
"Imperial stout aged in a single vanilla extract bourbon barrel and then conditioned on vanilla beans."
What our panel thought
“Vanilla and espresso dominate the aroma, balancing sweet chocolate. In the flavor, vanilla gets support from bittersweet chocolate, bitter roast, and light coffee notes. Slow, complex sipper invites another taste.”
What our editors thought
“Intense but sophisticated vanilla nose intrigues. Sip is dark and rich, with smooth, decadent, lightly herbal vanilla notes and smooth but bold roast. Balanced sweetness.”