Sunday, April 1st 2012
Twen Teny Triple Imperial Stout
(Oskar Blues Brewery)
You want big? You got big. Oskar Blues' mammoth "Triple Imperial Stout" was a super limited release (only 41 cans were produced) that used enough malt to have the folks in Longmont, Colorado complaining about the sweet stench of brewing for days. We were lucky enough to get our can-loving paws on one of these during a recent visit to the brewery (a few had been squirreled away). This is a beer that will be shared as one can would put a normal person in the ICU. Cheers!
From the Oskar Blues site:
"Twen Teny Triple Imperial Stout is a beer that is not for mere mortals. This is a stout that drinks Russian Imperial Stouts as session brews. We used so much malted barley while brewing this beer that breweries on the other side of the planet were bitching about malt shortages. Twen Teny packs an astounding punch at 20.10% ABV and has 135 IBUs to match. Nothing that went into this beer was measured in pounds, only tons. This is a beer that gives off a contact buzz and pours a color of black that had only previously been seen by the Hubble telescope. Pour this slowly into a small snifter and don't make plans for two days to follow."
Here we go...
Pour – dark as Mordor, Twen Teny makes the typical Imperial Stout look like a light lager. This is a liquid black hole that draws you into its inky depths and barely lets go. A surprisingly large head forms for a beer of this strength. Perhaps its an optical illusion caused by the fumes of alcohol coming from the glass.
Aroma – speaking of fumes, some of us are getting a bit of a contact buzz from just being in the same room as this bad boy. This has the aroma of super dark-roast coffee, coffee liquer and death metal. Holy sh*t. All other Imperial Stouts pale in comparison to the stench of super rich malts this is pumping out.
Taste – one sip and the stomach is adequately warmed - perhaps even a little too warmed. No burning, just plenty of booziness. Crazy dark fruit flavors, some slight hints of citrus and loads of dark roasted malt, molasses and perhaps a touch of smoke. My thimble-full of Twen Teny will be more than enough. The palate has certainly been assaulted.
Overall - move over shitty malt liquors, there is a new king of high-strength canned beer in this kingdom. Twen Teny is a sipper and a sharer. Drink this in small amounts and savor the intense flavors that you'll only find in this brew (and that is only if you can find this brew - which may prove very difficult).
Note - if you've read this far and still believe this we're sorry because it's not real. April Fool's.
Posted by Russ
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