Wicked Weed Brewing
El Paraiso Imperial Coffee Stout (Ale Brewed With Coffee And Cocoa Nibs)
American Double/Imperial Stout
North Carolina
9.5%
16.9oz, Single
$6.25
An aggressive pour gets you about a finger's worth of light brown foam, rippled surface, for what it starts with the retention is good, thin if broad sheets of lacing. Pure black throughout, the liquid is very clean, can't see any bubbles. Layers and layers of milk chocolate, cafe au lait, butterscotch fill the nose, chicory and tar accents help stiffen it up, the raisin, cherry fruit scents all but lost in the roasty lift. Medium-bodied, not as thick as expected and the carbonation gives it a steady churn to help separate the flavors. Subtle tones of licorice, anise break up the pleasingly monotonous chocolate and coffee flavors. Stronger presence here in the plum, cherry flavors but these are still nowhere near dominant. Again, ends with a nice chicory burst. Flavorful without getting over the top.
5 out of 5