Ritual Brewing Manhattan Barrel Aged Big Deluxe
What the brewers say
Aged in High West Manhattan barrels.
What our panel thought
Some earth on the nose with layers of chocolate, mint, and bourbon. Complex mouthfeel with notes of cher-ry, orange, bourbon, and chocolate. A bit sweet on the finish.
What our editors thought
A rich, varied cocktail nose of sweet cherry and bitter citrus braced by a warm, rich orange bourbon-barrel note leads into a sip that’s sweet and intense, with high-key fruit notes that overwhelm the lower-key stout notes. Fruity, but in a slightly cloying way. Most of the way there; not all the way there.