I'm not much on high alcohol beers, mostly because my experience with them has been Sam Adams Triple Bock in the past and it was awful. But, I went to a friends this afternoon and she had bought some Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve that was really quite nice. There's a bit of a storm going on here so with the cold weather and the snow, I can see how this could become something nice to sip on winters day.
From the Unibroue website:
Nose Complex bouquet of roasted malt, hops and aromatic spice notes with vanilla undertones
Flavor Intensely malty, slightly sweet and hoppy with mocha & cocoa accents and a subtle oaky finish
It appears to be an oak aged beer, although I don't know if it's chips or barrel aged but I think I'm gonna give something like this a try.
Any suggestions for a good starting point? Also, I only want to do a 1 gal batch because I don't want to do 5 gals of something I don't care for.
Thank you in advance.