Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale aged in a new oak barrel with hibiscus. Underwent three additional fermentations on wood: candi sugar, honey and palm sugar. ABV is unmeasured but surely in excess of 10% as the base beer was 9 and additional fermentations may have pushed it to 13-14%.
PilsnerPeter (3031) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
EBF 2010 Session One: Hazy copper pour with an off white film of head. Unique aroma- vegetal notes with an agave plant note. Slightly buttery (not diacetyl). Light body. Oaky flavor with some agave notes and vegetal presence. A hint of caramel comes through. Slightly boody, but surprisingly this sample was drier than the original Trip Ale.
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