Cellarmaker Brewing Company Best Fiends
What the brewers say
"This is a big chewy Porter that focuses on quality malts. This luscious brew has the nose and flavor intensity of an imperial stout but comes in at a reasonable ABV. Best Fiends contains no adjuncts yet is packed with aromas of freshly baked chocolate croissant, graham cracker, cigar tobacco, high percentage cacao, and malted milk ball."
What our panel thought
“Herbal, earthy, minty hop notes blend well with the roast, chocolate, caramel, and coffee-forward malt in the aroma. Heavy body with thick chocolate notes over cherries and lingering caramel. Supporting bitterness holds things in check.”
What our editors thought
“The line between strong porter and black IPA blurs, as PNW citrus and pine hops jump from the glass. The sip lets strong chocolate notes push forward with less hop bitterness—big and round with a softness that belies its intensity.”