Sisyphus Flunker. Barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale. 8% ABV. Sisyphus Brewing, Mpls., MN.
Deeply dark, impenetrable, with a slim black head of foam.
Aroma: all whiskey, vanilla, dark rum, rich and boozy. Big, beefy, rich and boozy. Slick and delicious.
In the mouth: big time whiskey, big vanilla, cocoa and smoke. Rich, but not too much. Full-ish bodied. Bigness and deliciousness, and very nice. Not the best barrel-aged ale out there, but not a bad parody, either.
"Some of friends at another brewery sold us this templeton rye barrel. It was originally destined to create a different beer, but it failed on that journey, and become the flunker, a barrel aged imperial brown ale."