20th Anniversary Imperial Stout

Wisconsin
United States
Hinterland Beer 20th Anniversary Imperial Stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

In honor of Hinterland Beer's 20th anniversary.

Profile

ABV: 
9.4%
IBUs: 
65
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A rich and complex aroma lead by bittersweet chocolate and roastiness followed by caramel and raisins envelops your nose from this opaque, black beer with a rocky, brown, persistent head. On the palate, the complex malt notes continue; raisin, plum, caramel, and chocolate all rounded out by vanilla and bourbon from the aging. No hop character is present in the aroma or flavor -- perhaps because of the barrel aging. Despite a huge, velvety body, a rich creaminess, and a firm, hot alcohol warmth, the finish is dry with lingering notes of Dutch-processed cocoa and caramel. Enjoy this beer in a snifter around the fireplace at the end of the night.