||11-13-2012 02:14 AM
OK, this is threw a me a curveball. I took a gravity reading today and it was down to 1.012 for an ABV of 14.7%. This seems incredibly high for a 9 day fermentation with American Ale yeast--which should have died out a while back.
Taste-wise, it's amazing. The alcohol is definitely there and the coffee is a bit overwhelming; it outshines the smoked 2-row. My wife tasted it and commented that it was really hot.
Maybe it will mellow with time. I'm going to clean up a corny keg tomorrow and rack over to secondary with the bourbon oak chips. I'm thinking it will sit on oak for a couple months.
(I have no idea why the pic is upside down, but you get the idea)
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