A blend of Burton style (oak-aged) English strong ale with DfH's own 90 Minute IPA, this is one smooooth ale. The oak contribution is subtle compared to similar offerings, for example, Old Dominion's oak-aged Millenium or Great Divide's Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (owing, perhaps, to the fact that this is a 50/50 blend), but it's definately there in a gentle hint of whiskey that lingers pleasantly on the palate.
Relatively light in color, sort of sweet and slightly spicy, with a faint vanilla presence. Not as hoppy as one would expect from an Imperial IPA, but altogether quite enjoyable for an ambitiously conceived ale. Pricey, so sip it (price here is in part a function of limited resources: a batch of specialty ale takes up a tank that would normally be devoted to a sure and quick seller, and for a longer time). Considered a rare and limited release—distributors received only 40 cases apiece—try it before it's gone. Oh, and as the label says, "...this beer ages with the best of 'em", so feel free to stash one for a year in a cool spot in the basement, if you can hold out that long.
- 10% ABV
- 80 IBU