Now, my wines, on the other hand? Shit, I made a 16% ABV blackberry wine that actually worked, though I'll be turning down the booze next time around.
As good as it was, it was a bit much. People were getting too drunk, too fast and yakking in my backyard.
I make this every year in September, bottle the 1st week of December, and begin drinking after Christmas and enjoy until March. It's definitely a sipping beer and I never have more than 1-2 in any one sitting. Problem is that the grain bill is so big that my mash tun volume limits me to make only 3 gallons at a time (15 lbs. in 3.5 gallons , 1.115 OG). When drinking, you really can't tell that it's such a high alcohol beer, smooth and tasty. Cheers!
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.