Reuben's Brews Chocolate Box: Hazelnut Praline
What the brewers say
"Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with hazelnut, cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans."
What our panel thought
"Earthy, nutty, bourbon aroma. As it warms: vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, and a sense of age. Rich flavors: chocolate and roast coffee, also vanilla, caramel, coconut. Subtle hazelnut and earthy, oak-derived leather."
What our editors thought
"Nutty chocolate nose with sharp black malt. On the sip, roast note pushes onto center stage, stealing the spotlight from hazelnut and vanilla. Tenuous sweet notes hover precariously."