Style: Cream Stout

ABV: 10.2 IBU: 45.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Ozark Beer BDCS 2018

What the brewers say

“Bourbon barrel–aged double cream stout.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dark chocolate up front with caramel and maple syrup behind that. Vanilla and whiskey barrel help round everything out.”

Flavor: “Very dark rich chocolate syrup. Chewy dark malt with an intense roast bitterness, but backed with a chocolate, caramel sweetness to balance. Luscious, rich, and tongue-coating, with a pleasant warming booziness on the swallow. Some barrel spiciness comes through at the end to cut the sweetness a bit. The barrel adds a hazelnut, toasted marshmallow, vanilla, and caramel character.”

Overall: “Lush, bitter, rich, velvety, and fantastically complex. A beer to savor as it warms while you sit next to a fire. The complexity without adjunct additions is really astounding.”

What our editors thought



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