Review: Cerebral Here Be Monsters (Batch 2) | Craft Beer & Brewing
Cerebral Here Be Monsters (Batch 2)
95 out of 100

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 14.3 IBU: 75

95/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Cerebral Here Be Monsters (Batch 2)

What the brewers say

“Our imperial stout brewed with Maris Otter and copious amounts of English Chocolate and Crystal malt. Decadent, thick, and a balance between roast and chocolate. Aged sixteen months in bourbon barrels.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big roasted malt and lots of vanilla oaky barrel goodness. Very dark roast character but not harsh or inky. Very boozy as well.”

Flavor: “Massive rich, sweet stout—caramel, chocolate, with lingering sweetness. Strong boozy barrel qualities pair well with the base beer, though the finish still comes across bordering on cloying.”

Overall: “Just a very big intense dark roasty, barrel-aged stout. A beer built for sharing for sure. Every sip just smacks you in the face with intensity.”

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