Review: Alvarado Street Brewery Anniversary Ale V 2019 | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

ABV: 15.0 IBU: 80

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Alvarado Street Brewery Anniversary Ale V 2019

What the brewers say

Aged in Heaven Hill and Four Roses bourbon barrels and Woodford Rye whiskey barrels.

What our panel thought

Bourbon and maple syrup aromas. Big, bold body filled with lots of residual sugar, bourbon, maple-syrup notes, and dark chocolate covered cherries. The flavors finish into a cohesive blend of barrel-aged decadence that is definitely heading into desert beer territory.

What our editors thought

Bourbon and old oak punctuate the nose. On first sip, it’s intensely and overbearingly sweet, but with famili-arity comes more nuance, and ensuing sips bring out the roasty notes that offer a ponderous but elegantly refined experience.

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