The Bruery Einer’s Folly
From The Bruery – The recipe for Einer’s Folly was created by Temecula home brewer Eric Holden and was the winning recipe out of hundreds of entrants at the ‘09 Holiday Wine Cellar Home Brew Competition. Folly offers a bold, roasted, medium body, with a massive chocolate, malty richness that is balanced with soft flavors of sweet vanilla bean, toffee & a pleasant oaky-bourbon character. Finishing with a nice, dry, aggressively hoppy bitterness, this beauty weighs in with an ABV of 8%! Einer’s Folly is great enjoyed fresh or hold on to it and it will mature beautifully with time.
The Bruery – The Bruery Einer’s Folly – On tap at The Bruery – 9% abv. When on tap, it was known as Holiday Wine 45th Anniversary Imperial Porter.
Appearance: Pours a rootbeer brown with a decent frothy tan head.
Aroma: Smoke, wood and chocolate.
Taste: Wood, chocolate and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a bit astringent.
Overall: I will say this was very balanced for a big beer. I look forward to trying this again, and hope The Bruery decides to put it into rotation or as a Reserve Society offering.