Ex­hibit ‘A’ Sun­day Pa­per

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

LOC: Fram­ing­ham, Mas­sachusetts ABV: 9.9% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This im­pe­rial stout is brewed with roasted malt from Val­ley Malt in Hadley, Mas­sachusetts, and fresh-roasted cof­fee from Bar­ring­ton Cof­fee Roast­ing Com­pany.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Cof­fee, pep­per, choco­late, with a hint of veg­e­tal/to­bacco from the cof­fee. Soft un­der­ly­ing sweet­ness with dried cher­ries and choco­late, and spicy al­co­hol.” Fla­vor: “Dark roast malt and a medium dark roast cof­fee. Medium light body. Very tasty cof­fee. There’s some boozy al­co­hol in the fin­ish. Nice bal­ance. Fin­ishes roasty and slightly bit­ter.” Over­all: “Dry, bit­ter, and in­tense with com­plex­ity that grows as it warms. The al­co­hol adds heat and spici­ness through­out. Great ex­am­ple of com­plex dark malt fla­vors with­out be­ing par­tic­u­larly sweet. Hints of dark choco­late, dried cher­ries, and to­bacco. The cof­fee pairs well with this with­out be­ing par­tic­u­larly dom­i­nant.”

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