Served semi-chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a wine glass. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan laced head. Smells are of dark fruits, chocolate and a ton of alcohol. Carbonation is light with a full body. Taste is of heavily roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, raisins, plums, figs and perhaps some caramel. Aftertaste is mostly roasted malt and alcohol. Definitely the fullest bodied DFH beer I have had and next to 120 minute the booziest.
This was one of the New Year's Eve beers I brought to a party this year, and everyone who tried it loved it. This is one of the harder to find Dogfish beers, and a typical 12 oz bottle clocks in around $12-15. (remember it is 18% ABV) I bet aging this would be tremendous as well. I have a few bottles from 2013 in my personal collection and plan on trying them sometime around 2018. By the time I drink it I would expect the beer to be close to 20% and more of a cordial than a beer.
Two days of DFH beers in a row-what will be next?
$14/12 oz bottle
100/100 Beer Advocate