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Rogue Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey, 48.5%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Partial maturation in barrels that held Rogue's Rolling Thunder imperial stout lends this whiskey aromas of hops, dry coffee grounds, cocoa powder, and vegetal earthiness; there's also mesquite barbecue chips, vanilla, and amaretto. More beer-forward flavors on the palate, along with spice and chocolate, some dry nuttiness, and citrus oil. It's consistent from start to finish, ending with piney hops, oily citrus, drying oak, white pepper, and roasted nuts.