It comes in a beautiful frosted bottle, carrying through the ice theme. (In fact, when I saw it on the shelf, I thought it was covered in condensation and assumed someone had just removed it from the refrigerator!) It comes in at a whopping 11.0% alcohol by volume.
- Very malty as advertised, with a highly concentrated sweetness that's almost too much (but grew on me as I had more sips) (I've been into maltier, as opposed to hoppier, beers lately so this is a good thing!)
- Very complex finish with relatively little evidence of bitterness
- Conclusion: Definitely worth a try, but save it for a cold night! It's too heavy in alcohol and intense to enjoy in warmer weather! I'd recommend drinking it from something like a brandy snifter or similar type of glass.