Two years ago, the mad scientists at BrewDog brewed a extra-small-batch prototype beer, and then locked it away to age in whiskey barrels. Black Eyed King Imp is the result of that delicate process, and is finally ready for consumption. With huge chocolate, roasty bitter espresso, and of course warming whiskey notes, it's yet another bold notch on the Scottish brewers belts. Be just as patient as the brewers if you get ahold of this 11.8% bad boy, it's meant to be savored.
Retailers might be telling you it's time for Christmas beers, but if you're not quite ready to take that leap just yet, there are plenty of quality fall beers still in season. Sensi Harvest from Sixpoint Brewing is a great choice, featuring fresh picked hops brewed directly into the beer within 24 hours of being plucked from the bine. This approachable Pale Ale is only 4.7%, and might be the ultimate farm-to-table beer.