The first brew of 2008 was a big one: the Empress of Darkness is in the tank! She's a scaled-up version of the Princess of Darkness Porter. Scaled-up, indeed: the original extract is a whopping 21.5°P, and we're expecting the final abv to be in the neighborhood of 9%.
KJ of Huber Haus fame drove in from Omaha to help with the brewing; in fact, he did all of the heavy work. He said he'll be posting pictures on his Facebook page, which I'll link to when I find out where it is.
And speaking of the Huber Haus, we'll be pouring the Empress at the Extreme Beerfest on February 23.