Crooked Run Brewing Virtue
What the brewers say
"Blend of multiple stouts aged in port barrels from Stone Tower Winery."
What our panel thought
"Cola, brown sugar, overripe fruit nose—red Lifesavers, dark Belgian candi sugar. Fairly sweet up front—velvety milk-chocolate creaminess. Decidedly boozy, stopping short of harsh; sweet, spicy notes."
What our editors thought
"Candied red-fruit nose with bubblegum, strawberry—unique, interesting. The sip brings it back to stout territory—soft red fruit, mild roast, firm caramel middle. Atypical, offbeat, but engaging."