To reward their most devoted fans, Three Floyds is offering a special free pre-release pint of 2013 Dark Lord from 11:30 to noon to those who bike there.
We'll take the lakefront trail south from Daley Plaza. If you don't want to start from there, you can join up anywhere along the lakefront trail. Just let me know where so we can look for you.
What's Dark Lord? A gargantuan Russian imperial stout with a reverse cascading head that billows the color of burnt oil, like the Dark Lord rising from his black primordial beginnings. Its resonant vinous aroma is of cherries, sweet malt, molasses, burnt currants, and plums with a port wine undertow. Mochachino notes are buried within. It has the consistency of hellishly yet divinely smooth motor oil. The first sip coats your palate with a thick charred-fruit-and-chocolate blanket. Alcohol burn then wiggles its way down your throat.
40 miles if you take the Metra back, 60 if you ride both ways. 12-14 mph.