Review: Seventh Son Brewing Sextus | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Misc. Ingredients

ABV: 10.0 IBU: 62

90/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 2
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Seventh Son Brewing Sextus

What the brewers say

A blend of Ardbeg Scotch barrel–aged Oubliette, birch stave–aged Baltic Porter, Big Black Cow, Chester Cop-perpot, and fresh Oubliette and Earthling.

What our panel thought

Blueberry vanilla yogurt aromatics. Strong grape flavor. The Scotch reveals itself at the end and lingers through to the next sip. Very experimental and bold, and some will find that it delivers.

What our editors thought

A confounding beer that tastes nothing like anything else we’ve reviewed. The nose evokes mint chocolate chip ice cream. The flavor is light on spirits barrels, but the bright and soft herbal-meets-dark-chocolate bit-terness is intriguing and singular.

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