Review: Finkel & Garf Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2019) | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

ABV: 10.0 IBU: 70

93/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Finkel & Garf Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2019)

What the brewers say

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What our panel thought

The aroma begins with cocoa and baking spices, then fades to bourbon and higher alcohols with a touch of umami. Dark fruit, bourbon, dry espresso. Raisins, caramel, and layered chocolate flavors are balanced by hops bitterness and alcohol warmth.

What our editors thought

Mid-sweet chocolate on the nose plays with a hint of cinnamon and tanned leather backed by significant bourbon oak notes. The flavor has a bit of acidic roast malt bite tempered a bit by the residual sweetness, but it’s a bit sharp on the swallow.

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