Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 11.5 IBU: 45.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 2
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 3

Melvin Barrel-aged Ruckus

What the brewers say


What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dark and very roasted malt aroma. Dried cherry and a bit of grassy hops. Pleasant underlying vinous character. Nice barrel character. Exceedingly carbonated, which adds a bit of bite to the nose.”

Flavor: “Baking chocolate, tons of roast, and a bit of smoke. Nice lingering dark-fruit sweetness, accentuated with hints of port character from the barrel. Nice body, but it still finishes moderately dry with a pleasant fortified wine booziness.”

Overall: “It’s missing the rich, chewy mouthfeel that allows the complex roast and sweet character to linger on the finish, but the port character adds a nice warmth at the end.”

What our editors thought



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