Style: Barrel-Aged Flavored Stout
ABV: 10.6 IBU: 68
Copper Kettle Brewing Company Snowed In
What the brewers say
“Created for relaxed mornings when work is optional and the snow keeps falling. Brewed with locally sourced coffee and rich chocolate and pairs well with a hearty breakfast.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big coffee/espresso, moderate vanilla, light caramel sweetness and cherry, touch of coconut, nutty toasty. Light cocoa nibs with a touch of alcohol. Sweet coffee blends well with the richness of the dark malt bill.”
Flavor: “A wonderful blend of coffee and stout that helps you appreciate the difference between roast malt and coffee. This is clean coffee first, sweetened with caramel syrup and vanilla, with a pleasant roastiness that sneaks in near the finish and lasts. Alcohol is warming and a little spicy. The base beer has nice chocolate and toast character with vanilla from the barrel to sweeten things up a bit, then the coffee brings things together.”
Overall: “Coffee-dominated stout. The chocolate and sweet notes are dominated by a delicious espresso-like coffee. The sweetness and coffee strength remind me of sweet coffee desserts. Very well executed.”
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