So I stumbled upon this brew at the store tonight. Having never seen it before, I assumed it was a new offering.
As I tasted it, I was very disappointed. It has that "used to be good" flavor. I perceive it as oxidization, but my palate sucks, so take that with a grain-of-salt. After digging around the net, it looks like it looks like it was a one-time release over a year ago!
Why can't craft beer have a "release date", or bottled date, or some sort of indication? I just dropped $15 for a bottle of disappointment. Man that pisses me off. I'm not sure I can even finish this darned thing.
To be fair, I still would have bought it. After all, it's 9.5% so it should age well, right? Apparently not. I even looked on BA to see if I'm the only one that felt this way. Then I realized that if it costs more than $2 it'll score an "A" on that site.
Oh well. A bad bottle of beer is better than a good bottle of water!