Maplewood Brewing Company Barrel Aged Cuppa Hazelnut
What the brewers say
"This variant is blended from Cuppa aged in Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill and Weller barrels for 12 to 18 months. The Weller barrels’ age is notable: 7, 15 & 16 year were included in this blend. Conditioned on cacao nibs, vanilla, coffee, and hazelnut."
What our panel thought
“Intoxicating Mounds bar nose. Robust chocolate flavor, with nuts, creamy coffee, maple syrup, and soft-serve chocolate ice cream. Big, thick mouthfeel and a nice dollop of booze. Sizable bittering helps balance hefty sweetness.”
What our editors thought
“Dive bar meets Italian dessert in the nose, with stale cigarette, bourbon, and hazelnut truffle. Comfortable, accessible, yet aspirational, with boozy chocolate-pecan against French roast. Equal parts louche and lofty.”