COLOSSAL SIX, Port City Brewing Co. (Alexandria, VA)

Posted by  Alex Hannagan   in  Beer Reviews     11 months ago     748 Views     Comments Off on COLOSSAL SIX, Port City Brewing Co. (Alexandria, VA)  

Hello, darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to drink with you again
Because your anniversary reigning
Left its fruits while I was training
And the yearning that you planted in my brain
Still remains
Within your COLOSSAL SIX

In restless dreams I drank alone
Snifters filled by Russian clones
‘Neath the halo of my cold stash
I flipped the bottle cap off into the trash
When my nose was crushed by
The flash of buttered toffee
Charred and oaky
So spoke your COLOSSAL SIX

And in fluorescent light I saw
Ten hundred people, maybe more
People drinking without speaking
People smil’ng without trying
People lifting glasses without a care
And no one spared
That keg, your COLOSSAL SIX

“Friends,” said I, “you must now know
COLOSSAL should be sipped slow
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take advice or floor might reach you”
So they can, ‘ere Port City has gone
Share once in your COLOSSAL SIX

And the people drank and raved
To the Malted God they waved
Still the booziness a warning
In the finish it’s quite warming
And my tongue said:
“Prizes of the brewers are
Spread along the tap room walls
And soon the Denver halls
Will revel in your COLOSSAL SIX.”

COLOSSAL SIX, Port City Brewing Co. (Alexandria, VA)
Russian Imperial Stout, ABV 10.2%, IBU 65

Score:  8.8