Alvarado Street Brewery Motor Oil No. 5
What the brewers say
Motor Oil No. 5 is our incredibly decadent, rich, and roasty imperial stout treated with sweet orange, vanilla, and cacao nibs. Like a Lindt orange chocolate bar.
What our panel thought
Immediate chocolate and orange on the nose. Aroma is well balanced. Thinner mouthfeel with balanced fla-vors of orange, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla. Alcohol is well-hidden. Flavors linger together nicely.
What our editors thought
Bright orange and rich chocolate on the nose lead into a stunningly gorgeous sip where swirling vanilla, or-ange, and chocolate are highlighted by a strong residual sweetness that perfectly sells the combination’s al-chemy.