Josephs Brau Brewing Company is out of San Jose, California and this beer weighs in at 7.5% ABV. The beer pours a very dark brown, just translucent, with a hint of amber. The aroma is sweet caramel malt, dried fruit and fruitcake. It is quite sweet in taste, with caramel, fruit and just a whisper of dark roasted malt in the background. I am more of a hophead, so the sweetness of this beer is not very appealing to me, but at least it is not cloying, as many high alcohol beers of this type can be.
I picked this up at Trader Joe's in West Des Moines, I am not sure if the brand is exclusively available there or not.