Cerebral Brewing Rye Barrel Aged Trophy Hunt
What the brewers say
"Aged ... with Tahitian vanilla caviar, Fiji vanilla beans, and Haitian cacao nibs."
What our panel thought
"Nibs poke through chocolate vapor trail; more vanilla, smelling like a high-quality chocolate bar. Light booze and oak. Over-the-top chocolate cake flavor, sweet with significant bitter edge. High alcohols—could be smoother."
What our editors thought
"Balanced nose of rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla. The sip evokes fruity esters—grilled peach, orange, tangerine—resolving into a sweet stout body accented by earthy vanilla."