Year of New Beer: Chickowsvidanya: Hazelnut/Coconut, Listermann/Destihl (Cincinnati/IL)

Written By: Dion on 02/09/2019

Absolutely stellar nose that drips chocolate and bourbon. Subtle coconut and hazelnut sit atop dark fruits, caramel, and roasted malts. No less rich on tongue as the aroma translates incredibly well. Dark chocolate and coffee notes against brown sugar and caramel. Coconut is light, as is the hazelnut, with both keeping things creamy and sweet. Plenty of oak and charred malts with bourbon that remains front and center, but never really overpowers. I hadn't had a beer from the Chickow series in a long time. I hope future ones are as good as this, because it is absolutely outstanding.