Ten Over Ten Beer Tasting – April 10, 2016

Join us on Sunday, April 10th at 5 pm for another beer tasting! We will be sampling ten beers over 10% abv.

Admission is $45 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming some delicious high gravity beers so please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to samples of the featured beers your admission includes a souvenir beer glass and 10% off most items in the store.

The Featured Beers in No Particular Order:

Prairie Barrel Aged Bomb!

  • Prairie’s already famous imperial stout brewed with cacao nibs, coffee, vanilla beans, and chilis then aged in bourbon barrels.

De Struise Black Albert

  • Pours a blacker than black beer with a thick, dark tan head that lingers as it cascades into itself. Nice aroma of bitter-sweet chocolate, fresh torrified coffee beans, barley, candy sugar, complex fruits, and floral hops. At the front, there is spiced baker’s chocolate, fresh mocha, caramel like barley touches, and underlying hints of dried fruits which marries the back of your palate and features a Top, and well integrated but not overbearing hop flavour. The after-taste is well balanced and shows a panorama of extreme sensations like chocolate and coffee bitters, a plum cake richness that covers the palate, and a crisp impression of hop bitters that brings elegance and freshness into this massive brew.

Coastal Empire Midnight in the Garden

  • This imperial chocolate stout is as dark as midnight on a moonless night. It pours with frothy brown head, a rich dark chocolate aroma, and a velvety mouthfeel. The smooth bitter sweet chocolate backbone is complemented by hints of coffee, dark fruit, and molasses.

Coastal Empire Red Wine Barrel Midnight in the Garden

  • It’s like that last beer but aged in red wine barrels.

Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti

  • This variation on the monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for a minimum of twelve months in whiskey barrels. The aging process produces a hugely complex but mellow Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish.

Evil Twin Even More Jesus

  • A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!

Les Trois Mousquetaires Edition Speciale Porter Baltique

  • A very complex Baltic porter that has been aged four months in a blend of brandy and bourbon barrels.

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

  • The Roman Empire had a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ – festive food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen – that’s still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient – keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

Mikkeller Black

  • ‘The strongest beer in Scandinavia’. This imperial stout was introduced a couple of years ago as the craziest, wildest, and strongest beer from Mikkeller. Eventually, BLK FIST! Ran over its little brother and, easily, took the title. This beer, though, is (still) not for sissies. Sample it fresh or store it for many many years to come.

Avery Tweak

  • Avery’s Mephistopheles with coffee added and then aged four months in bourbon barrels.

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