Hoppin’ Frog BA T.O.R.I.S. the Tyrant Triple Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
What the brewers say
Super-tasty rich, dark, and flavorful with complementary characteristics of oak, vanilla, and whiskey.
What our panel thought
Black as night with a deep tan head. Dominant barrel character shines through across the nose with some lingering licorice notes. Luscious and big. Spice notes across the palate with an assertive barrel character that overpowers the malt backbone.
What our editors thought
The nose is umami rich, with an almost Turkish coffee cardamom character, and follows through on that rich, sweet expectation but maintains tight control with a strong espresso roast backbone through the sip. Co-hesive and thoughtfully considered.