Verboten Brewing Vanilla Not a Speck of Light
What the brewers say
"Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with Tahitian vanilla added."
What our panel thought
“Aroma of well-rounded dark roast permeated by vanilla; sweet chocolate with hazelnut notes. Big roast flavor with boozy vanilla, chocolate, and hazelnut. Big and chewy. Slight oxidation. Sweet chocolate and nutty notes linger into the finish.”
What our editors thought
“Marshmallow nose with a faint licorice edge sets a wide dynamic range. Flavor lands more solidly sweet, with just a touch of campfire-roast adding dimension to the vanilla and milk chocolate middle.”