Style: Stout (Barrel-aged)

ABV: 16.7

95/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Cerebral Brewing Double Barrel Here Be Monsters XO Cognac

What the brewers say

“Aged in Elijah Craig bourbon barrels, then in XO cognac barrels.”

What our panel thought

“Aroma showcases oak and whiskey, with chocolate notes, sweet malt. Flavor is chewy, full bodied, rich roasty espresso, dark chocolate. Dark molasses sweetness, slight burnt caramel, marshmallow.”

What our editors thought

 “Deep oak notes in the aroma echo vanilla, coconut with a faint vinous character. The sip is elegant and tight, as boozy barrel notes butt up against peanut, pistachio, chocolate, and roast notes. Coheres exquisitely.”

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