Purchased at: Sicilianos Market – Chicago IL
What makes this beer different: 8374 flavors in one beer
Will I be drinking this again: I should have bought more than one, might be hard to find now.
1/11/2010: I know I have been rating a lot of beers A- or higher lately, but thats only because I am going out of my way to buy REALLY good beer. Yes I am that guy who walks into the bottle-shop with an excel spreadsheet printed out. Also I want to clarify that most of my “grade” is based on taste. I would say its about 70% taste, 20% mouthfeel, and 10% smell. Honestly I could give a #$%@ what the beer looks like as long as the taste is there, what do you think I am vain? Now go make me a sammich.
So onto the beer. This stuff is super complex. Smells like sweet chocolate covered espresso beans, and tastes like a melted milk chocolate hershey bar and a light kick of coffee. It almost has a milk stout quality to it. There is no sign at all of the 8.5% ABV in this beer, it is hidden very well. This beer goes down way to easy. It reminds me a lot of Bells Double Cream, but more complex. If you are able to find this you should buy out the store and be sure to send me one… kthx.