In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Alvarado Street Brewery Dark Libations #3

Distinctly boozy aroma with a pleasant rum-like sweetness accentuated by hints of vanilla, coconut, maca-damia nuts, caramel, and toffee. The flavor profile is way more macadamia nut–forward than the aroma would indicate, and that nuttiness, coupled with an overt vanilla note, is the perfect complement for the rum-derived sweet alcoholic notes. It doesn’t hide its alcoholic heat, yet, despite its heft, it’s scarily drinkable.