Broke out something nice — REEAALLL nice — for the last beer of 2018. Terrific blend of the advertised add-ins ... and rye barrel helps temper it all. Happy New Year, ya filthy animals! (And thanks, Rob G.!)
What it lacks in carbonation it makes up for in viscosity: I may have to scrub the glass. Apple brandy greets you in aroma and taste. Velvety, almost unctuous (look it up) mouthfeel, which makes it drink *slightly* less than ABV. Thanks, Alan A.Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 83) badge! Earned the Wheel of Styles (Level 35) badge!
Listen, nerdz: Here’s a grown-up stout. Brewery AF made one of the — if not THE — best Baltic porters I’ve ever had and were pouring it for NO ONE at Huna Day a couple years back because new-money nerdz want circus shit. This is nuanced money.