Year of New Beer: Cinnamon Bun Baba: Baba Yaga 2021, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 01/28/2021

Aroma kicks off as mostly the base beer...chocolate, roasted malts, and a healthy dose of bourbon. Sipping over the course of two hours brings out subtle cinnamon and some hints of dough. At fridge temp, flavors are predominantly charred malt and bourbon. Warmer temps definitely enhance the feature ingredients. I like that the cinnamon isn't overpowering, instead offering just the right balance to the vanilla sweetness. Would like the cream cheese to be more prevalent, because I think it would accent the baked dough aspect that does come out toward the finish. Plenty of bourbon barrel throughout. Nice beer, but I'm putting it behind the Doughnut and Biscotti variants that I've already tried.