I have been holding onto this beer for a while. It’s 11 freaking percent! That’s a big beer in a little bottle! I know I can’t have this as beer number anything but 1, so I had to wait for a I-fee-like-one-beer night (they don’t happen too often).
When one finally arrived, I grabbed it quickly, before I changed my mind, and poured it out. It was amber in colour and had no head. Then, out of nowhere, it started to fizz up from the bottle, like I dropped a few Alka Seltzers in there. After that, the head was probably about half an inch. It smelled sweet and a little woody, as if it was aged in a barrel.
It tasted the same way it smelled, with a vanilla flavoured sweetness and an oak flavour that just sat there in your mouth. For 11%, it was super light. If I didn’t know, I never would have guessed it was that high (until I drank the third one).
The whole experience (sight, smell, taste) was almost as if I was drinking a porter with none of the weight.
Country of Origin: United States
Alcohol Content: 11%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle