Year of New Beer: Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Azathoth, Edmund's Oast Brewing Co (Charleston)

Written By: Dion on 08/22/2019

Pretty much all you need to know is right there in the name...sweet, almost Hershey's syrup up front, with an undercurrent of vanilla arriving late. Just enough roasty malt to prevent the sweetness from overpowering. More balanced on the tongue as the chocolate is held in check by more traditional imperial stout characteristics. Hints of coffee and dark fruit blend nicely with a smooth vanilla that has been administered with a deft hand. Just the right amount keeps it from tasting artificial. Very little perceptible alcohol. Delicious.