Style: Bourbon Barrel Stout

ABV: 11.9 IBU: 70.0

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Sprecher Czar Brew

What the brewers say

“Aged two years in oak bourbon barrels, this beer is available only when the brewmaster is ready to release it.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dark roast with a nice spicy barrel/boozy character. Hints of dark fruit, raisin add some nice complexity.”

Flavor: “Chocolate and caramel malt up front, with some fruity complexity that has hints of dried cherries. Fairly sweet on the finish—could use a little more bitterness to balance, though this lets the spicy oak/whiskey character come out more. A little chalky mouthfeel on the finish paired with a nice warming alcohol note.”

Overall: “Dark and intense. Not too over-the-top, but it’s pushing it. Big very dark roast character and lots of barrel.”

What our editors thought



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