Brewed this about 3 months ago; 4 weeks in primary and bottled from there. Added about 10 OZ cane sugar and 10 OZ of "generic" honey in the boil; about 2 OZ honey at bottling. Added 1/2 OZ extra of bittering hops to boil to offset additional fermentables. Came out at 8.5%. Tasted after 6 weeks, pouring high to generate head, which stayed for a long time. Could not get over how good this beer is--incredibly rich and complex, but not too sweet. Typical smell of WLP002, but less than at bottling. Chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, creamy. Honestly struggled to finish one 12 OZ bottle and I have a high steady state alcohol level in my bloodstream :)). This is a frikin' BIG BEER, winter wonderland of a stout. This will be STELLAR at Christmas. Highly recommend but be patient--at least 2-3 weeks primary and a couple in secondary if you choose to do that. I don't
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.