Tonight my sweethearts we have Pepe nero from Goose island brewery standing at 6.4%.
Now this my dears is a bottle developing beer with live yeast. Too my suprise you can keep it for up to five years and according to my bottle this beer is just over 11 months old. Plus this is apparently a saison style and not a porter. Upon opening the aroma is cocoa, porter, burnt no maybe roasted something, malt maybe. The taste has a pepper to it, really like this part of it, you dont get that often and it actually not warming like a beer with a spice. Plus notes of a light smokiness, faint dark dark chocolate/cocoa, sugar rather than toffee that I first thought. The texture is slightly sticky/clingy, not oily with a light carbonation, not that smooth but drinkable. The aftertaste has a slight pepper at the back with a cocoa like bitterness on the tongue which I find pleasant.
For reasons I cant quite place yet, I really enjoyed this beer. I enjoyed thinking about it the notes, the smells, just what this would be like if I kept a bottle for near five years. A very good drink.