2010 ABV: 12.5%, 375 ml
2009 ABV: 11.5%, 375 ml
2008 ABV: 12.5%, gold lettering, 750ml and 375ml, with 2008 on label
2007 ABV: 11.5%, gold lettering, 750ml only
2006 ABV: 10.5%, black lettering, 750ml only
I had been searching for this brew for a while. I found it in several location with prices ranging from $30 to $50 per bottle. A lass I found it for $25 at the Iron Abbey. I had heard so much about this brew that I was gearing up to be disappointed due that it may all be a bunch of hype. Well I was not displeased, though it is a strange beer.
The ABV is 12.5 and the IBU rating is ??
Style - American Strong AleGlass to use- Pint Glass, Snifter or Mug
Delivery 375ml Bottle
Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions.
The Pour - Pours a chocolate brown color with a small head. Little lacing.
Aroma - Strong oaky and vanilla, very sherry like.
Taste - Sweet, malty and vanilla. After it warmed up for 15 minutes or so, I got a sweet chocolate after taste. And actually it keeps changing throughout the session, I get bourbon some maple, caramel, toffee and molasses.
Mouth Feel - No carbonation but it was not flat. Full body.
Drinkable - A strange tasting beer but in a good way. It did take time to get use to. Very close to a sherry, I like it.
This beer may pair well with cheese and deserts.
This beer gets a Duper rating of A.
BeerAdvocate Rating =A
Ratebeer Rating = 100