Review: Creature Comforts Brewing Concurrence Blend No. 1 | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Vanilla & Coconut Stout

ABV: 13.7 IBU: 66

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Creature Comforts Brewing Concurrence Blend No. 1

What the brewers say

Bourbon barrel–aged imperial stout with vanilla beans.

What our panel thought

Bourbon-soaked vanilla with a hint of the booziness to come. That promised booziness is accentuated by in-tense vanilla notes and roasted malt, but it’s not at all harsh. The vanilla lingers on your tongue as it fades away, becoming almost sweet as it disappears.

What our editors thought

Warm umami vanilla roast notes suggest significant age and maturity. The sip is similarly rich and confi-dent—a touch thin, but awash in low-key roast and bourbon notes that aren’t too sweet and aren’t too bit-ter—just right.

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