Side Project Deriva­tion 6

LOC: Maple­wood, Mis­souri ABV: 15% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Spiced Barrel-aged Stouts & Porters -

What the brewer says

“This is a blend of im­pe­rial stouts that were aged in 8- and 12-year-old bour­bon bar­rels for 16 to 28 months with cin­na­mon sticks, ca­cao nibs, and vanilla beans.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Spiced fudge for days. Lots of dark choco­late, cin­na­mon. Un­der­ly­ing toasty and roasty malt. There’s a deep sweet­ness of dark maple, and the bar­rel brings all the char­ac­ter of vanilla along for the ride.” Fla­vor: “Rich choco­late malts, cin­na­mon, and vanilla fin­ish. There’s some booze and bar­rel to bal­ance, but there’s a lot of sweet­ness. Sweet choco­late, al­most choco­late syrup–like, with can­died al­monds and cin­na­mon. Caramel malt sweet­ness comes through, with bour­bon and even a hint of co­conut. Very low car­bon­a­tion is just a notch or two above still.” Over­all: “This is a big-beer lovers dream—fudge choco­late brownie bat­ter that your kid ac­ci­den­tally spilled some cin­na­mon in. In­cred­i­bly sweet, al­most syrupy, yet not as cloy­ing as ex­pected and works sur­pris­ingly well with the ad­juncts and bar­rel char­ac­ter. Sub­tle spice char­ac­ter works great with the bour­bon.” 99 AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 20 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10

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