Cere­bral Peace Be the Jour­ney

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Imperial Stout | Adjunct Imperial Stout -

LOC: Den­ver, Colorado ABV: 10.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Brewed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with our friends at Horus Aged Ales. Con­di­tioned on Ja­maican Blue Moun­tain cof­fee specif­i­cally roasted for this beer with Mada­gas­car Bour­bon vanilla beans.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Choco­late with a faint java note at first. It’s very re­strained over­all, then a nice nutty peanut-but­ter char­ac­ter as it warms and evolves into cof­fee with vanilla cream.” Fla­vor: “Rich choco­late and caramel sweet­ness. The cof­fee char­ac­ter is pretty sub­tle: it adds a bit to the roast char­ac­ter on the fin­ish. Pretty sweet on bal­ance, nice and creamy mouth­feel but a lit­tle heavy over­all. Pleas­ant al­co­holic warm­ing on the swal­low. Very nice fruity fla­vors.” Over­all: “A bit on the sweet side with heavy choco­late. A touch more cof­fee could help bal­ance it out. Mod­er­ate cof­fee spici­ness through­out the sip with al­co­hol that bal­ances and com­bines at the end to cre­ate a light bite.”

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