Review: Alvarado Street Brewery Motor Oil No. 5 | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 11.0 IBU: 28

90/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 2
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

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.

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