Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.0 IBU: 40
Burial and J. Wakefield The Cosmic and Divine
What the brewers say
“Brewed with our good friends from J. Wakefield Brewing, this 10% Imperial Stout was made with dark and caramel malts, lactose, and salted caramel from Asheville’s Postre Caramels. We then aged the beer on chocolate and toasted pecans. Upon the backs of behemoths, we hatch the most worthy of ideas.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Caramel first, followed by spicy alcohol with a fusel edge, fruity esters, then chocolate. Smoky chocolate aroma with an underlying caramel sweetness. Smells like I walked into a taffy shop.”Flavor: “The chocolate and caramel are pleasant, while the salt is just perceptable enough to add some jangle. A rounded caramel sweetness backed by chocolate, the finish has some spicy cinnamon and pepper notes that keep it from being cloying. Definitely balanced towards the sweet side, has a lingering alcoholic warmth.” Overall: “Really appealing aroma, leads to a beer that is a nice blend of caramel and chocolate sweetness with some spice notes on the finish to keep it from being overly sweet.”
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