Aged in tequila barrels. It has a familiar sweetness up front followed by a wood flavor. The 13.5% ABV is noticeable but not really apparent as being tequila and has a slight black pepper finish. Very nice.
Why, yes it is – Cuvee de Tomme on a pretty glass peacock table. Tasted great and lack of visible carbonation barely noticeable; it had a good mouth feel, if that makes any sense. I think this was a bottle from last year.
Last night we opened this three and a half year old bottle of beer. My first, second and third taste of Matt was at the Hair of the Dog’s old brewery location around Easter 2009, same time I was given the bottle. My daughter and I spent the week roaming Oregon with one of her […]
Sharing a Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Ale, a bourbon barrel-aged English Old Ale clocking in at 12.5%ABV, with a Fullsuit Belgian Brown sidecar, with my lady.
We decided to open one of the beers from our Portland adventure. Tuesday seemed like a good enough reason to open something. Just like at the Cascade Barrel Room we are having our own “Tap it Tuesday”…and we’re having a beer.