Poured cloudy with some floaties. Had a finger of off-white foam. Below average retention. Average retention.
Aroma definitely has alcohol. Big oakiness, some vanilla, and sweetness like molasses. Big on the sniffer.
Taste starts off smooth, changes to molasses sweetness with some oak. The finish is outstanding: blast of vanilla and alcohol. Feel the burn on the way down.
Good amount of carbonation and heavy body with an alcohol burn that is pleasant.
A sipper to the end and a great sipper at that. I like the big oak and vanilla flavors. Have this beer early in the night and at the right temperature so that you can fully realize the complexity. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy