Deschutes Jubel 2010
From Deschutes Brewing – This “Super Jubel” was discovered by accident two decades ago when a clumsy burglar didn’t realize the weight of his stolen keg of Jubelale. He dropped it outside to freeze in the season’s sub-zero temperatures – only to be discovered the next morning by Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery owner. More than half the liquid in the keg had frozen and the remaining beer was a very cold, highly concentrated “Jubelale on steroids.” It was so good that the brewers set about recreating it, coming up with an annual “Super Jubel” that is aged in oak barrels. Jubel 2010 is a multi-dimensional brew with a bigger, fuller take on the flavors found in Jubelale.
Deschutes Brewery – Jubel 2010 – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 11% abv. 55 IBU
Appearance: Pours a rootbeer brown with a thin white head.
Aroma: Fruity bubble gum, oxidized barley wine notes (dried fruit, toasted coconut, lots of sugar).
Taste: Booze, dark malt, cola syrup, vanilla, and modest level of bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Very thick and full.
Overall: Very boozy and thick. Definitely needs time to mature. (As a disclaimer, Deschutes suggests doing so on their bottle)