Elevation Beer Oil Man Imperial Stout
What the brewers say
"Notes of bourbon, oak, chocolate, tobacco, and licorice."
What our panel thought
"Barrel-forward with up-front vanilla, dark fruit, alcohol, bittersweet chocolate, toasted marshmallow. Sweet flavor, creamy, fading into bitterness and warmth. Aggressive barrel but with the malty bones to support it. Chocolate liqueur character. Big, unrefined, complex, and good for sharing."
What our editors thought
"Wafty bourbon nose with a wide reach—wet dog, damp forest, toasted cinnamon, vanillin. The sip pushes prune and fig touches, with rich esters underpinning dark chocolate."