Dogfish Head Three Floyds Poppaskull
From Dogfish Head, regarding the reciprocating collaboration between them and 3 Floyds. – Poppaskul was made a deep, golden ale spiced with cardamom and fermented using a robust Belgian yeast strain. One third of the volume was then aged for 6 months in oak brandy barrels. Spice, esters, and sweet brandy dominate the aroma. A robust 10% abv is rounded by caramel and vanilla notes from the wood with a slight spiciness coming from the yeast.
Brewed at Dogfish Head – Dogfish Head/3Floyds Brewing Poppaskull – 750 ml bottled poured into a goblet. 10% abv. From Jesse in Indiana.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a dense head that subsides to a thin white film.
Aroma: Very similar to a spiced holiday punch at first, lots of clove, cinnamon, citrus rind. My mind can’t help but compare this to Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale.
Taste: Spicy fruity yeast, dry grapes, peppery spice, parsnip, ginger, citrus rind.
Mouthfeel: Prickly, spicy, medium bodied.
Overall: Not bad. I didn’t get a lot of the barrel aging characteristics, and as mentioned, really reminded me of Stone 07 VE.