Verboten Brewing Not a Speck of Light
What the brewers say
"Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels."
What our panel thought
“Bakery aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, honey, strawberry fruit leather, coconut, cinnamon, almond, burnt marshmallows. Flavor delivers that sweetness but is tempered by roast malt, oak tannin, and pleasant alcoholic warmth. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Oak really pops in the finish with a nice hint of vanilla.”
What our editors thought
“Anise and sharper roast on the nose with honey and vanilla underneath. The sip rolls in like a sweet bourbon tide, supported by chocolate and cinnamon-like spice, giving up some definition in pursuit of ease.”