4 Noses Toasted Coconut & Vanilla Ryeciprocal
What the brewers say
Russian imperial stout aged in rye whiskey barrels with toasted coconut and vanilla beans.
What our panel thought
Cinnamon, coconut, nutty aroma. Extremely rich flavors—sweet marshmallow-like vanilla and coconut. Toasted notes at the end. A divine sipper that would stand out as a dessert pairing.
What our editors thought
A leather-meets-coconut-and-vanilla nose offers a more constrained aroma than the body delivers in flavor, as the ingredients burst forth in the sip with reckless abandon. Still, there’s an accomplished, assured spirit running through it that underpins all of the sweet character with a richness that supports.