This is a dream for both beer and chocolate enthusiasts alike. An imperial stout aged in Bourbon barrels with fresh vanilla beans and cacao nibs sourced from San Francisco-based TCHO chocolatier, it has just about everything you could ask for in a marriage of beer and chocolate. At 19.6% abv, it is certainly a boozy pour, with pronounced warmth on the nose, palate and finish, but partnered with the bold flavors and sheer decadence, it comes together in a complete package. It oozes with chocolate notes throughout, from chocolate sauce and brownie batter on the nose so darker notes of bittersweet cocoa and roasted cocoa nib on the palate and finish. Medium bodied and slightly slick in feel, additional seductive notes of Bourbon-soaked red fruits and dates, vanilla bean, charred oak, roasted nuts and brittle dance around the chocolatey core, while a smoky, peppery spice lingers endlessly on the finish.