Style: Barrel-Aged Flavored Stout
ABV: 9.6 IBU: 72
MadTree Brewing Are You Ready For Some Darkness
What the brewers say
“Luring us in with its silky chocolate, slight nuttiness, and smooth burning bourbon taste, the darkness engulfs everything in its path. Brewed with hemp seeds and aged in bourbon barrels.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light licorice, caramel, dark cherry, toasty, and coconut, moderate earthiness, big fenugreek/maple syrup. Light oak with medium chocolate and light coffee. As it warms, less coconut and more alcohol. Molasses and honey with some mild cocoa. Somewhat peppery roast and toast notes are well blended.”
Flavor: “Moderate roast, medium body, medium coffee, strong chocolate, touch of cherry, light plum, and a touch of maple syrup. A medium nutty note and more honey. Fairly dry flavor with slight dried fruit notes. Moderate alcohol and roast going into the aftertaste. Light oak notes toward then end as it warms.”
Overall: “Fun stout with hints of breakfast, light fruit, a touch of maple syrup, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Some of the dark fruits come out nicely as well. Barrel character is a bit muted but it's very drinkable.”
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