Year of New Beer: Situational Ethics Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Honey Imperial Stout, Monday Night Bre

Written By: Dion on 01/30/2020

Nose opens with slightly bitter chocolate and roasty malts, but is joined in short order by spiced apples and sweet vanilla. Really nice transition to the tongue, as the earthy bitterness of the stout is balanced by the vanilla and honey. Smooth and creamy across the middle, allowing the apple qualities to come forth in dessert-like fashion. Finishes with the addition of a modest char and oak. Alcohol is subtle and well integrated. Love how this retains the stout qualities without becoming overly sweet or adjuncted. Excellent.