106. Dogfish Head Olde School

WOW. This one has moved to the top of the list for highest alcohol content at 15%. While you can taste the alcohol and feel the burn it is not as overpowering as you might think. Somehow they made this smooth and fruity even with the high ABV. Color is a nice orange with minimal head, aroma is slightly fruity with a fair amount of alcohol. The beer itself is smooth but you can feel the burn and it certainly warms you from the inside out. This is not a beer you want to take lightly and one is certainly enough for me in a night. Like having 3 beers in one.
Pros: Smooth, high alcohol content
Cons: Fair amount of alcohol burn
Alcohol Content: 15.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 85
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Dogfish Head Olde School
Brewers Description: Bold, yet smooth! Fermented with dates and figs, this bone-crusher has a completely unique flavor. The concept for this beer came from an old Cellerman’s manual Sam came across (for more on that, check out the video below). At about 15% abv, this beer is a great candidate for ageing. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. Our recommendation? Grab a few bottles when you find it – enjoy one now, and age the others for a bit. Let us know which you prefer! Olde School Barlewine comes out in the fall annually. It is available in 12-ounce bottles by the 4-pack. Want more info on the cowboy label art? Check out ‘What’s The Deal With The Cowboy?’

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