Brink Brewing Co. Street Corner Thieves
What the brewers say
Blended stout loaded with raspberry and vanilla in bourbon barrels.
What our panel thought
Strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry notes with hints of vanilla and chocolate create a sense of chocolate-covered candied fruits. The richness and decadence the aroma promises falls flat in flavor as the raspberry tartness cuts through any potential sweetness and body and creates a perception of dryness and thinness.
What our editors thought
Compelling berry chocolate vanilla nose is richly natural in its expression. On the sip, those berry notes push too far forward, offering an acidic fruity note that slightly overpowers the roast and barrel.