About a month ago I brewed my imperial honey amber, and bottled it this past Wednesday (a month to the very day, how ’bout them apples!). The short impression: Jeeeebus!!!!
Upon opening the fermenter, the boozy honey smell even overpowered the carbon dioxide! A beautiful amber color, this beer siphoned clean into the bottling bucket. Gravity reading came in at 1.014 down from 1.086, yielding a whopping 9.6% ABV!
I stole a taste before adding priming sugar. Wow! Just, wow! This truly is closer to wine than beer. Even the 11.1% Imperial IPA I brewed a long while back wasn’t this wine-like! Must have been the 5 pounds of clover honey. Man, it was just sweet enough to play well with the alcohol. Very floral, very delicious! I can’t wait to see how this one matures!
Note to self: Hide a 6-pack somewhere you won’t think to look for at least a year.