7venth Sun Superfly (Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter)

So, as per usual, I’m stuck at work late. It’s end of quarter and now I’m down a person. So, since a driver is running late, I’m stuck here until they finish, which really is not fun. It’s always one truck that takes forever to finish. Here I am, nothing to do until he calls in…so why not update since I seem to be perennially backlogged.

ABV: 9%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Seventh Sun Brewing Company is a local craft beer brewery located near the corner of Broadway (Alt.19) and Main (S.R. 580) in Dunedin, FL near the Holiday Inn Express. The microbrewery specializes in craft beers as well as Belgian style beers and specialty aged brews. Owners Devon Kreps and Justin Stange use all types of hops from around the world to help add a diverse set of flavors. ”

Random: I really am not down with this heat wave. I haven’t been able to sleep past 5 AM because it’s too hot, even with AC.

This brew poured with absolutely no head. It was unlike anything I’ve seen before. I poured the beer and by the time I went to take the picture, there was absolutely no head on it. No lacing was left on the glass either. The body is a very dark brown color with high carbonation visible throughout. The nose was straight out oak with vanilla and roasted malts. The taste was oak dominant as well. I got wood, vanilla, tobacco, smoke and then some sweet syrupy characteristic to it. Raisins and dates came through as well. The body was reminiscent of cola and had some very active carbonation, which was borderline distracting. The finish was long with oak and a bit of booze warming. This was a decent beer, but the carbonation was too much and I wish the oak wasn’t so overpowering.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0