Had this beautiful beer on tap tonight at the Cheeky Monk. Poured a deep golden orange with small white head. Lacing was great coating, the entire glass. The aroma was very piny and could be smelt from feet away. The taste was grapefruit and piny, with a very balancing malt backbone. As the beer warmed the earthy tones became much more noticeable. The high alcohol was nowhere to be found in this very complex beer. On a side note, Cheeky Monk did a terrible job of setting this event up. They had people standing in two different areas of the bar/restaurant to buy their tickets for Pliny that wasn't going to be sold for another half hour. Once they started selling the tickets they made the mistake of giving certain people.... "cough cough" me and three others I was with, two redeemable tickets for the beer. They only had a 5 gallon keg with 10 ounce pours and 8 of those drinks went to our table before they knew they weren't distributing it properly. Normally I would be the first person to correct such a mistake even if I was the one benefiting from it, but due to such poor organization on Cheeky Monk's part and the attitude of the hostess we had during the event I'd like to thank you for the free $40 worth of beer
I only post this little side note because I know that employees of Cheeky Monk will read this. Sorry for the rant fellow home brewers, needed to get that off my chest.