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.