Alvarado Street Brewery Motor Oil 10
What the brewers say
"A blend of barrel aged and non-barrel aged imperial stout conditioned on vanilla beans and cacao nibs."
What our panel thought
“Smooth vanilla and cacao aroma evokes chocolate-covered marshmallow; notes of oak, roast, and alcohol—intriguing. In the flavor, dark-roast, bitter coffee, and tannins help cut through sweetness; waves of chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, oak.”
What our editors thought
“Nutty, toasted coconut on the nose with big vanilla. The sip dives into marshmallow world—huge vanilla braced by rich dark chocolate. It’s a wide gulf between highs and lows, as sweet punchy highs echo over rumbling lows.”