Listermann Brewing Co. will release its 2012 Cincinnatus, a bourbon barrel aged stout, starting at 4 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 13) at the brewery in Cincinnati.
Listermann's Jason Brewer describes the beer this way: "Dark body with a rich, tan head. Nose gets notes of vanilla, bourbon and oak. Taste follows the nose with a touch of chocolate. Very balanced and not bourbon heavy. You can tell that this beer will age nicely. Hides the ABV (10%) very well."
The beer will be available on draft and for sale in a four-pack of 12-ounce bottles for $17.99; a cellared four-pack with two Cincinnatus from last year and two from this year for $21.99; and 120 bottles that were hand-dipped in wax, numbered and signed by brewmaster Kevin Moreland for $4.99.
There is a limit of two per person -- whether it's a four-pack or the signed bottles.
Just in case you were wondering, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a Roman statesman and farmer who lived around 500 BC, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.