Aroma - Heavy vanilla and whiskey. Very interesting. Slight honey and peat.
Appearance - Brilliant amber and very clear. The white head dissappeared quickly. Looks like bourbon.
Taste - Bold whiskey, sweet malt, and orange peel(?). It leaves a bit of honey sweetness behind. Overall a very tastey beverage. Not a session brew since the whiskey is very strong. I would have loved to try a nice stogie with it.
I threw together this IPA about 4 weeks ago. I had some spare belgian caramel, crystal, and 8oz of rye. Threw in some columbus and centennial hops. Racked it onto the yeast from Fluckey's Ghost, ending up with a final gravity of 1.012. It's very good. Care for a pint? Freshly tapped today! I'm going to offer it up for a trade with a neighbor who's rented a BBQ smoker for the afternoon.
I just checked on the Dreadnaught and it's fermenting like crazy. Too high in fact. The temp is 76 degrees so I'm going start chilling it down to 68 over the next several hours. It actually blew through the blow off at the top!
Big brew day tomorrow! The brewing lamp will be lit around 1:00pm. The list of brews goes like this: Chris - Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale OG 1.089 Ogi - Yuengling Lager Clone Fred - Big Bad Imperial IPA OG 1.090 Then a partigyle after with the best of both mine and Chris' mixed! I'm just hopin my hops get here in time. Long story.