Review: Foothills Brewing Dead and Berried | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Misc. Ingredients

ABV: 10.5 IBU: 62

93/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

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.

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