Ex Novo Brewing Kill the Sun (Coffee & Chocolate)
What the brewers say
"Blended with light-roast, Ethiopian coffee beans and Ghanaian cocoa nibs from TCHO."
What our panel thought
"Roast-and-chocolate nose with boozy, spicy edges; layers of bourbon, fruit-forward coffee. Medium-round body, on the sweeter side; elevated cherry, chocolate, oak. Coffee adds brightness mid-palate and tartness to the finish. Barrel out ahead of the base beer. Rich stout with pleasant rough edges."
What our editors thought
"Bourbon, cherrywood smoke, barrel char, overripe dark fruit on the nose. The sip veers toward cocoa with a slight bourbon edge—dry and dusty middle, without the supporting bass notes."