Engine 15 Imperial Chupacabra
Engine 15 Imperial Chupacabra is a Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. This kind of beer is right up my ally so I thought I would give it a shot. A decision I debated for a while though thanks to the $20 price tag! Not much of a head or aroma on this one, and the mouth-feel is a bit thin overall. Nice roasted malts and a ton of bourbon begin to make up for the slow start to this beer. The finish is a bit off, a tad astringent and medicinal. This is one of those cases where cost is really affecting my overall enjoyment of the beer. This is a totally drinkable “B+” kind of beer, but if I drop $20 on a barrel-aged stout I’m expecting a bit more for my money!