Original notes 10/30/06
500 mL bottle, Best Before 10-14-2006, so I am a bit behind schedule, don’t suppose it matters at all. Thanks to Silentsabre and The Maniacalone.
Pour is jet black with some ruby red highlights at the extreme edges. Not much head and some lacing. Strong port and alcohol aroma.
Mouthfeel is huge with layers and layers of thick sweetness.
This drinks as if it were a RIS. Burned malts, strong alcohol, bitter-sweet and large, this is a porter that is busting out of its pants in an attempt to be an imperial/double stout.
Drinkability is limited because of the combo of alcohol, sweetness, syrupy mouthfeel and general “largeness”.
A little too strong and aggressive in the style for my liking, but obviously an exceptional brew.