Wolf's Ridge Brewing Moscatel Barrel Magellan
What the brewers say
"Imperial Maple Stout aged in imported Moscatel wine puncheons for 18 months. Flavors of maple and chocolate marry with French oak, mild citrus, toffee, and raisin from the cask."
What our panel thought
“Oak-forward aroma, with roast, toast, and vinous brightness. Light acidity in flavor brightens the overall impression. Lots of sweet chocolate and caramel malt, with moderate sweetness balanced by oak tannins and alcohol warmth. Strong grappa flavor bonded to the stouty bits. Every sip is surprising.”
What our editors thought
“Leathery red fruit in the nose with a bit of vanilla. The sip is sweet but vinous—wide on the tongue but not cloying, with a woody back note.”