Style: Strong Ale

ABV: 15.0 IBU: 20.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Melvin Brewing Eureka (House of Flying Barrels) Assembled Armor

What the brewers say

“A blend of imperial stouts and barleywines aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels with toasted black and white sesame seeds, smoked sea salt, maple syrup, cinnamon.”

What our panel thought

“Complex molasses, earthy tobacco, dark fudgy chocolate greet the nose. Layers of caramel malt remind you of the barleywine element. The flavor goes more milk chocolate, dough, intricate layers of dark fruits. Alcohol adds spice. Luscious sweetness closes the sip with chocolate-covered dates.”

What our editors thought

“Toasty cinnamon and syrup notes on the nose with some deeper burnt-caramel notes. Peppy and accessible in the sip, as cinnamon adds a tight structure to the caramel sweetness, and the oaky bourbon pulls it together in a cohesive whole. Big yet spicy, but sweet and smooth.”



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