Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Malt beverage with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and habanero peppers added
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Way back in December 2011, we brewed our 1st Anniversary beer – a serious imperial stout aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. It was so delicious we decided to bring it back once each year. Salud!
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3
Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber bottled on 23rd May 2016. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Black in colour with only a thin brown head that doesn’t stick around for long and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa, chocolate and cinnamon with touches of liquorice and char.
Taste: Sweet-ish chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice, cocoa powder with hints of vanilla and nice light pepper heat on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice relaxing sipper. Just so easy to drink with the flavours so balanced.