Karl Strauss introduces the 7th installment in their “Twelve Days” holiday series.  Seven Sharks A-Circling is an Imperial Smoked Porter at 9.0% that will be available on tap and in 22 ounce bombers at their Tasting Room & Beer Garden located at 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA  92109.  The email also stated it would also be available at their Brewpubs, and at “local watering holes throughout the great state of California!”

This Beer Alien was lucky enough to taste the more rare Bourbon Barrel Aged version of Seven Sharks A-Circling 10.0% ABV fresh on tap at the tasting room, back in October.  Needless to say, this version was not available in bottles or large quantities to the best of our knowledge.

With a deep smoked prune front, dark cherry notes in the middle, and strong oak flavors in the finish, the rare Barrel Aged version of Seven Sharks A-Circling was a powerfully potent palate pleaser that needed to be sipped slowly, in order to process the depth of richness of flavors and aromas that attempted to be contained inside of the glass. A deep dark cellar secret worthy of being shared with only the closest of friends, in small amounts.

If the current 9.0% release of this Imperial Smoked Porter is a fraction as good as its more potent Barrel Aged cousin from a couple of months ago, than this is one you don’t want to miss!  Hopefully, I’ve been a good little alien this year to be on the “Nice” list for Santa to bring me one of these 22 ounce bombers for my Christmas gift!!

For more about this and other Holiday Series beers available from Karl Strauss, visit their website at https://www.karlstrauss.com/beer/

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