Foothills Brewing Dead and Berried
What the brewers say
Coffee notes, balanced by the tart sweetness of fresh blackberries, aged in bourbon barrels.
What our panel thought
Spicy dark malt accentuated by the bourbon-barrel character. The fruit additions add a lively tartness. Finish is soft for the style, with a fruity sweetness. Much more drinkable than many examples of the style.
What our editors thought
Light roasty coffee notes in the nose are overwhelmed by vivid, sharp berry notes. The flavor is awkwardly sharp—a bit too dry, low in barrel character, and a bit too roasty—and the berry ends up adding extra acidity without the accompanying richness.