Abandoned Building Brewery Belladonna
What the brewers say
"Big notes of vanilla, wood, chocolate, and bourbon infuse this imperial stout."
What our panel thought
"Dark chocolate nose with coffee, roast, vanilla, oak, and port-like red wine. Velvety chocolate malt flavor with dried cherry; sweetness fades into the finish. Moderate bitterness and alcohol warmth. Mellow, with fruity complexity. Nothing out of place, but it seems subdued."
What our editors thought
"Dark stone fruit, grape Pez, earthy vegetal undertone. The sip is dry but rich, sacrificing body for continued sipping. General chocolate notes but little roast. A touch out of focus, overly simplified."