Style: BA Imperial Stout

ABV: 8.2 IBU: 50

91/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Avery Brewing Night Warden

What the brewers say

"Strong notes of vanilla and caramel from fresh whiskey barrels complement a roasted malt bill ... a smooth and full-bodied stout."

What our panel thought

"Oak and chocolate aroma; rich, underlying malt and roast. Sweetness and bitterness moderate; fairly strong oak, chocolate, coffee. Crisp, dry, roast finish—a bit stark. Some oak astringency. Malt floor kind of drops away; doesn’t quite stand up to the oak."

What our editors thought

"Leathery-brown malt nose with toasted whiskey barrel; caramel and vanilla touches. The sip is cool, thin, dark chocolate–forward. Barrel recedes as creamy, bitter chocolate emerges. Light for its intentions."

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