Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ithaca - Excelsior! Eleven Anniversary (2008)

Anniversary ale, ELEVEN is brewed with British, German and French malts, American hops and milk sugar.  It’s aged for weeks on locally roasted Sumatra Coffee Beans.Enjoy the deep mocha color, sumptuous roasted aroma, rich flavor and smooth creamy finish.

Batch E!016

The ABV is 7.5 and the IBU rating is ??
Style - Sweet Stout
Glass to use - Pint Glass, Tumbler, Mug or Steins
Delivery - 750ml Bottle

Not recommended for extended cellaring.

The Pour - Pours a black color with a thin tan head and good lacing.
Aroma - Malty, coffee and toasted grains.
Taste - Sweet, malty, coffee and chocolate.
Mouth Feel - Medium carbonation and body. 
Drinkable - I like it, heavy coffee aroma and taste.  But it's well balanced. If you are lucky enough to find a bottle, give it a try.  Three years of aging mellowed this already smooth beer to perfection.

This beer pairs well with cheese and desserts (chocolate).

This beer gets a Duper rating of B
BeerAdvocate Rating =B+
Ratebeer Rating =94