If you are yet to taste this wonderfully rich and intriguing beer, I implore you to make your way to Biero Bar and taste the 10% abv Empress! It will not last long.
Choc full of dark chocolate and fruits, supported by spices, sweet malts and vanilla. Empress is deliciously complex with a warming alcoholic finish. For such a heavy and luscious beer, which is best enjoyed as a slow sipper, it is awfully easy to drink. Overall, it is the finest example of Australian craft beer in 2011.
Several Melbourne beer bars here and there have already drained kegs of Empress, since it debuted at the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular in February. However, supplies seems to be on their last legs...so I recommend you don't hold off any longer!
120 750ml bottles will be released in June, but they will be pricey and snapped up before you can say Beelzebub's Jewels...
You want it! (...ok...I want it!)