Burial Beer Co Anno Domini MMXXI (2021) Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Coconut, Hazelnut, and Mexican Vanilla Bean
What the brewers say
"This Imperial Stout is aged in Caribbean rum barrels for over a year, and after racking back to steel, we aged it on accompanying doses of macaroon coconut, toasted hazelnuts and Mexican vanilla bean. Sip longingly on toasted coconut daiquiris, hazelnut rum cake, drizzled with vanilla creme anglaise and washed down with a stiff Nutella frapp with Bacardi floater."
What our panel thought
“Aroma starts with big black molasses, then an interplay of bitter chocolate, vanilla, coconut. On the palate: bitter chocolate, moderate tannins, slightly astringent. Complex and fun melding of all the adjuncts. Very enjoyable. Light on the nut and rum character.”
What our editors thought
“Spicy cocktail nose with a nutty-earthy note and an almost pad thai–like sweet-spicy-nutty axis.”