Pure Project Brewing Hazelsaurus Rex
What the brewers say
A massive imperial stout, with a smooth sippability and flavors of hazelnut and coffee that linger on the pal-ate.
What our panel thought
Aromas of hazelnut, waffle cone, vanilla, banana, and chocolate create the image of walking into your neighborhood ice cream parlor. The flavor is distinctly more hazelnut-forward with a nutty sweetness that integrates well with the coffee notes. It drinks like a coffee shop, if you’re into flavored coffees. Think cold brew with hazelnut syrup and sweetener.
What our editors thought
Nutty and decadent gelato notes on the nose play with roast coffee for an almost Italian take on imperial stout. The sip is curiously thin for a beer of this weight, and the sweet hazelnut notes supplant the more deli-cate roast notes.