Sprecher Czar Brew

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Barrel-aged Stout -

LOC: Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin ABV: 11.9% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Aged two years in oak bour­bon bar­rels, this beer is avail­able only when the brew­mas­ter is ready to re­lease it.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dark roast with a nice spicy bar­rel/boozy char­ac­ter. Hints of dark fruit, raisin add some nice com­plex­ity.” Fla­vor: “Choco­late and caramel malt up front, with some fruity com­plex­ity that has hints of dried cher­ries. Fairly sweet on the fin­ish—could use a lit­tle more bit­ter­ness to bal­ance, though this lets the spicy oak/whiskey char­ac­ter come out more. A lit­tle chalky mouth­feel on the fin­ish paired with a nice warm­ing al­co­hol note.” Over­all: “Dark and in­tense. Not too over-the-top, but it’s push­ing it. Big very dark roast char­ac­ter and lots of bar­rel.”

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