Snowed In - Mocha (2020)
Copper Kettle Brewing Company (Colorado)
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A Note on This Beer
“Wow! This is phenomenal! Solid notes of oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, & barrel aged to perfection! Everything you want in a Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout!” @Jason C.
“Coffee-forward in a great way — blooms amazingly well as it warms up! Definitely a slow sipper! Well done!” @Rick
These are just a couple of the lucky early sippers going nuts over the 2020 vintage of Copper Kettle’s delightful Snowed In, Mocha Imperial Stout!
Starting with a velvety soft Imperial Oatmeal Stout base, the GABF Dark Beer Gold Medalists at Copper Kettle add heaps of locally sourced coffee and sweet bakers chocolate to every batch. Next, they age Snowed In Mocha in elite-grade bourbon barrels for complex layers of oaky goodness.
The result is a top-notch dessert beer so complex, it must be sipped slowly and deeply savored in order to appreciate its full range of luscious decadence.
Sweet caramel and vanilla aromas waft from the rim. The towering 12.4% ABV is well-concealed behind the toasted toffee notes of the bourbon. Added chocolate and espresso fuse with the dark roast malts of the Stout, mimicking all the flavors of chocolate liqueur drizzled over rich and creamy coffee-bourbon ice cream.
If Copper Kettle would let us, we’d grab a whole truck-full of this delectable brew. Alas, their small batch size means we only got 45 cases — some of the only XL, 19.2oz cans to cross state lines! Luckily, this sumptuous sipper is perfect for being shared and savored amongst friends (at a distance, of course)!
Craft fans on Untappd gave the last Snowed In Mocha vintage a king-sized 4.25 rating!
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