Great No­tion Dou­ble Stack

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Adjunct Imperial Stout -

LOC: Port­land, Ore­gon ABV: 10% | IBUS: 35 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Im­pe­rial break­fast stout brewed with Clutch cof­fee and Ver­mont maple syrup.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “As sub­tle as they may be, there are some blue­berry, straw­berry, and earthy notes from the cof­fee be­neath the thick layer of maple that dom­i­nates ev­ery­thing else on the aroma.” Fla­vor: “Very strong maple-syrup char­ac­ter, though maybe not as in­tense as in the aroma. Milk choco­late sweet­ness through­out, with a lin­ger­ing creamy fin­ish. The roast from the stout tries oh so hard to peek through and brighten things up, but it doesn’t re­ally have a chance. The cof­fee adds some dry­ness on the fin­ish, but it’s still quite sweet over­all.” Over­all: “I need a pan­cake and a shot of in­sulin. Mas­sive maple syrup. Over the top. Has some other nice fla­vors, but they get lost. Re­ally sweet.”

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