Saturday's Dogfish Head Experience allowed morning drunks (like us) the rare opportunity to try this crazy ass, 15-20 percent ABV super beer.
And what a thing. The beer is a real work of art. It's sweet, in the way a good after-dinner sipping drink would be, but not overwhelming. Imagine the sugar flavor as a quick note of an orange jam followed immediately by hops and you'd be close. It's strong too. It's the elephant gun of beers. Four ounces of this bad-boy would leave Churchill pantsless.
After wolfing a Flying Saucer bratwurst, Dogfish's Namaste, Burton Baton and Theobrama were on the list as must-tries. This is how I'll break those down:
Namaste: Light as a damn French cookie and the same color as a lemon pie with a head of meringue. A perfect summer brew, but like drinking a glass of paper compared to the strength of the 120 Minute.
Burton Baton: Like a lighter, less intense Palo Santo with this whole great-smelling wood experience. If I were on a date with the Burton Baton, I'd compliment its hops.
Theobrama: Thanksgiving needs this beer. It'd go perfect with turkey and Grandpa's stories.
Unfortunately for 120 Minute fans, the beer's new tour doesn't include a stop in Texas. Keep an eye out though, because it's a beer worth the escalating gas prices.