I think I am on track to do number 700 (tomorrow) which I think is the date they repealed prohibition. Pretty cosmic!
Firestone Walker - Abacus (Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine) 13% - My review lifted from Beer Advocate!
Poured from a bottle into a brandy snifter. Have had this bottle for about a month.
Appearance) Ruddy brown color, little to no head, mild lacing.
Smell) Caramel and vanilla, a faint trace of bourbon.
Taste) Now for the fun, the caramel and vanilla are backed up by a bit of chocolate, this is sweet (of course) but there is a nice balance towards the end with some slight hoppy bitterness and a little "oaky" smokiness!
Mouthfeel) Smooth with just a bit of an alcohol burn. This will age very nicely.
Overall) Another great beer from Firestone Walker and yet another reason to do my beer shopping other than in Connecticut!