Review: Hop Butcher/Solemn Oath Hobson | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

ABV: 10.8 IBU: 70

91/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Hop Butcher/Solemn Oath Hobson

What the brewers say

A massively rich imperial milk stout, full of chocolate, that has a smooth warming finish with just a hint of smoke.

What our panel thought

Aroma is incredibly chocolate-forward, reminiscent of chocolate walnut brownies mixed with bourbon fudge and a touch of leathery sherry oxidation. Taste is incredibly nutty, with minimal roast astringency. Slightly out of balance with a sweet smooth finish.

What our editors thought

Soft, light, and sweet with tobacco and licorice notes on the nose that carry through in the flavor. It’s a bit vague and shapeless as the body wades through the various flavor notes.

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