Review: Telegraph Brewing Big Bad Baer | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Misc. Ingredients

ABV: 13.5 IBU: 62

87/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Telegraph Brewing Big Bad Baer

What the brewers say

Aged in whiskey then port barrels with coffee, cocoa, and orange peel.

What our panel thought

The orange-peel note complements the roast malt and coffee. The coffee roast partners nicely with the or-ange peel’s acidity and bitterness, and the spirit notes create an impression of a coffee-infused, Old Fash-ioned. The port character almost gets lost in the shuffle.

What our editors thought

Coffee-forward nose offers a glimpse of orange and bourbon barrel, but they play smaller roles to the cof-fee’s lead. The sip is thinner than expected but nuanced in its expression with a confident roasty bitterness complementing the restrained sweetness.

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