Review: New Image Brewing Three Halves | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Coffee & Breakfast Stout

ABV: 10.5 IBU: 24

96/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

New Image Brewing Three Halves

What the brewers say

Barrel-aged imperial stout with coffee, cacao, and vanilla.

What our panel thought

Hints of anise and cardamom emerge through the coffee, roast, dark-chocolate, and bourbon aromas. The flavor is equal parts roast, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla with subtle notes of caramel and oak. Well-integrated and complementary, with enough body to house it all and plenty of alcoholic warmth.

What our editors thought

The nose offers an almost Thai-style sweet-meets-spicy character, but the sip loses definition as a vague acidity plasters over any roast structure or engaging barrel character.

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