I have been waiting a long time to do this beer.
When Dogfish Head first came to Indiana, I picked up the 60 Minute and the 90 Minute and put them away, waiting for the day I would do all three. I saw the single 120 Minute bottles a few times, but was never in the mood to buy them - needing some serious time to mentally prepare what I expected to be a terrible drinking experience. As this website is getting close and close to "the end" - I decided I needed to make this happen.
As you will see in my next post, I took this Sunday afternoon to indulge in 270 Minutes of Bliss.
And oddly, the 120 Minute was my favorite of the three. It's a BIG beer, Dogfish’s website lists the ABV between 15% and 20%, which I believe - however, it does go down very smooth for being so big. But it's enjoyable - I compare this beer to an Imperial Quad. Or even a Bourbon Barrel aged ale. It's big, it's thick, it's heavy - but the flavors are really good. It's NOT as dry as I expected. It is bitter up front, but there are also very good flavors in the back end, almost a fruity aftertaste. NOT a the dry, "I need water!" that I was expecting.
I am very happy that I did this beer.