Insanely Bad Elf

$4.99 for the 12oz bottle. Delighted to find this at Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA.
WOW! Best beer I’ve had in some time. Pour is a BEAUTIFUL, honey amber body with amazing clarity, a fantastic head and some nice lace. Carbonation is mild, but good. Nose is alcohol based, but not too harsh.
I’m not sure about the BA “English Strong Ale” categorization, or indeed the “Imperial Red Ale” on the bottle label, this seems to me to be a simple, classic English Barleywine – sweet and VERY high alcohol. The really amazing thing about this is the lack of alcohol presence – I cannot believe that this is over 11%.
Astonishingly smooth. Velvet like. Stunning. Mid level viscosity.
It IS very sweet, but is has really, really subtle maderia and sherry notes and a lingering aftertaste that exudes class.
BRILLIANT!

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12/09/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.2 %
Appearance: 5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4
Overall: 5
Total: 4.8
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