Orpheus Brewing Stouts All the Way Down: The Vanilla Chronicles: Mexican
What the brewers say
"Taste the difference terroir makes ... with vanilla beans sourced from across the world."
What our panel thought
"Deep bourbon and chocolate aroma. Rich, thick body. Layers of dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, roast, vanilla, spice. Sweet finish with chocolate, fruit notes, hint of soy sauce. Complementary alcoholic warmth. Sweet, but balanced within over-the-top richness."
What our editors thought
"Warming, spicy nose with endearing richness—colorful with fruity vanilla. Soft roast and dark chocolate brace the low end, but the earthy, toasty, caramel body provides a canvas for the vanilla."