Year of New Beer: Chocolate Biscotti Baba: Baba Yaga 2021, Ethereal Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/24/2021

Sometimes describing a good beer requires breaking things down, layer by layer, as was the case last night. For tonight's second Baba variant, it really isn't needed. This one is content to let the base beer carry the load, but tweaks things with the addition of almonds and hazelnuts. Nuts, roasted malts, bourbon, and chocolate. That's it. That's all you need to know. It's thick, rich, and a little boozy. Hints of dark fruit and caramel add a bit of sweetness, but ultimately, the biscotti element marries perfectly with the base. Another deftly executed beer. Outstanding.