Bruery: Saule 16.1% [750ml]
They say "Saule is French for willow, a traditional nine-year anniversary gift. Our ninth anniversary ale, Saule, follows in the footsteps of our anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with our house yeast strain, aged in bourbon barrels and blended using the solera method. This means that a portion of each anniversary ale is saved in oak barrels and blended in with the next year's production, providing more complexity and depth of character as the years go by. The result is layered in robust and complex flavours of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and oak."
We say "When beer friends are over and only the best will do, you better call on Saule. Sweet without being sickly, made complex by spices, rum soaked raisins, sticky toffee and the warmth of alcohol. We have extremely limited amounts of this beer and you are unlikely to find it anywhere else."