Review: Cerebral Brewing Sugar Pie | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Cinnamon & Spice Stout

ABV: 12.5 IBU: 66

92/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Cerebral Brewing Sugar Pie

What the brewers say

Aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels with pecans, cinnamon, vanilla.

What our panel thought

Thick vanilla, cinnamon, and bourbon on the nose. The thickness continues with a gooey body. The pecan nut-tiness stands out to bring the sweetness up even more as it backs up the vanilla.

What our editors thought

Sweet overwhelms spicy on the nose, amplified by cocoa, vanilla, maple syrup, and a vein of cinnamon run-ning through. The sip is similarly sweet, with a broad and loose maple syrup-meets-vanilla and a hint of roast and cinnamon. It's a bit too cloying to be truly great but remains an enjoyable dessert beer.

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