An American Strong Ale brewed by
Dogfish Head Brewery
Milton, Delaware USA
Poured from the bottle into a snifter a dark, dark black with hints of brown when it hits the light just right. The head was beautiful with tan or brownish hints. The aroma was malty, with slight wood or earth notes and through in some caramel and vanilla. It is clear immediately that this would age in an awesome way. The taste is so full with dark fruits and a very unique wood like taste. It is both sweet at times and bitter – outstanding. Sweet toasty malt taste with slight bitter hop middle and alcohol finish. On the palate the flavor keeps developing for quite a while. Just really nice and a big kudos to Dogfish for pushing the boundaries a bit.
Beer Advocate food pairing suggestions: Cuisine (Barbecue) Cheese (earthy; Camembert, Fontina, nutty; Asiago, Colby, Parmesan) General (Chocolate) Meat (Beef) [ ? ]
My ratebeer.com score: 4.5