The nice man from Deschutes came and spoke to the local CAMRA group. He was nice and spoke very well, but most of us were there for the beer.
The nose was oddly faint, but the taste made up for it. It was very vineous with dark fruits. The mouthfeel was acidic and slightly astringent, but oddly smooth and silky. Alcohol prominence gave warmth and not a burn. There was a bit of earthy and herbal hops.
The mouth puckering and slight astringency only made you crave more. The long lingering herbal hops and alcohol warmth only compounded the problem.
Alcohol ? +1
It was strong but I do not know how strong. The regular bottles are 6.7%
Sigh, casks are great until you realize that this beer with never be the same again.
Ingame Enhancement +1
It doesn't get much better than this: good friends, good beer and free beer.
It only makes me want to try the bottled Jubelale