Style: BA Dessert Stout

ABV: 12.0 IBU: 39

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Melvin Brewing Vladimir Gluten

What the brewers say

"BA Russian imperial stout with vanilla and cocoa nibs."

What our panel thought

"Straightforward bourbon nose. Sweet flavor up front with chocolate-covered cherry balls swimming in bourbon-soaked malt. ‘Luscious’ is the word—creamy milk chocolate, vanilla- and barrel-derived spice. Clean, defined roast. Not as complex as some, but brilliantly executed and integrated."

What our editors thought

"Inky licorice and black malt strike stark aroma notes; just a touch of chocolate. The sip is rugged—unyielding, unapologetic roast malt and bourbon notes. Dry cacao lingers."

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