Netherworld Imperial India Porter by Flying Monkeys
peterchiodo wrote:Hey Derek..The ABV is somewhere between 6 and 7% (13-14 brix) PA*0.6-1....hence, the use of Imperial in the name. It will definitely be full-test, lead-ed beer....Knocking out of the kettle it looked like Coca Cola (chocolate and Roast). I'm dry-hopping it with both Cascade and East Kent....I figure an old-school noble hop with some west coast flare could be awesomely interesting...
No offense, but 6-7% ain't "Imperial".
Okay….I was tied-up, gagged and forced to send the beer to Volo anyways. The brew/cask was drawn directly from the FV and is ufiltered, uncarbonated, with no priming sugar or finings...It tastes like a blend of a Jolt Cola, a starbucks grande, and a Herseys’ Dark chocolate bar roasted over a fireplace that was burning cherry wood. It is very dark...in many ways. Hopefully after dry-hopping and its voyage down the 400, it won’t taste like a burning pool liner over a barrel of used tires.
Hey “A” subjectively, one part of the "Imperial" designation could denote an elevated alcohol level and you are correct 8-12% has been presented in many beers. However, I'm aligning myself with Belgian's comments above. To be honest, I’m not too sure how far up the ABV ladder we're going but it will be a slow cautious ride. Anyways, since it was my first batch, and the gravity was low, I thought I would push the subjective envelop—work with me on this one!
Yours in brewing,