Beer Review: Treats of Strength (Icarus Brewing)

Beer Review: Treats of Strength (Icarus Brewing)

Happy Festivus

Its a Festivus for the Rest of Us! Happy Festivus everyone! How are you celebrating this tremendous holiday? Hopefully with some wonderful craft beer!

Today I’m taking a look at Treats of Strength by Icarus Brewing. As you can see in the background is the LEGO Seinfeld set.

Got this for the first time two years ago, and have been getting it each year since for Festivus. At the first time we had to do some finagling with Icarus Brewing’s in person shipping, and then had to get them from friends of friends.

For more Festivus beer fun – check out our Airing of Grievances review here: (Beer Review: Airing of Grievances (Black Flag Brewing Co.))

And now as Festivus rolls on, we come to the feats of strength.

And now, as Festivus rolls on, we come to the beer review.

Beer Review: Treats of Strength (Icarus Brewing)

Feats of Strength by Icarus Brewing (photo taken last year on a snow shovel day)

Beer: Treats of Strength
Brewery: Icarus Brewing
Style: Stout – Imperial / Double Pastry
ABV: 12.4%
IBU: N / A
Untappd Description: Traditional Chocolate Nutella Babka inspired Pastry stout brewed with Two Row Barley, Pale Chocolate Malt, Oated and Wheated. Conditioned on Organic Cacao Nibs and Hazelnut Flour for an extended period.

Let’s Rumble!

Lets deep dive into this delicious beer. First up is always appearance, and this beer is certainly a beauty. No grievances here yet. This is jet black – black like Razor Ramon’s hair, black as in black hole black. The head is a nice light brown, pillowy, foamy head with varied bubble sizes. Head retention is on point, and it leaves wonderful lacing on the glass as I sipped.

Aroma is a wonderful chocolate, like we’re just inhaling a dessert. All the rich, warm, decadent dessert notes you would expert from a pastry stout shine through – chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, hazelnut, nutella; it all kind of makes a medley of a wonderful aroma for your nose when you sniff into the glass.

This is a very rich, decadent and delicious beer. Its also as Josh would say “A big damn beer” clocking in at 12.4% ABV, and ready to give you the liquid courage you need to best your old man at Feats of Strength. There’s no tinsel to this beer to distract you – its just pure dessert in a glass, you can tell its a pastry stout through and through. So gather around the Festivus pole and lets enjoy this sipper of a beer. This is full body, with a good heavy mouthfeel, a bit thick, slightly syrupy but not cloying and very minimal on the aspect of syrup. The chocolate / cocoa nibs shine through the best. The hazelnut is there like a hidden surprise peeking out as you sit back, relax after telling everyone all of your grievances, and enjoy yourself a big beer. This is a great Festivus – December 23rd – or winter beer, maybe even a Christmas beer if your into that kind of thing. Start a yule log or a fire going, put your feet up, and slowly sip this one long into the night. Its even perfect after a long shift at work where you only get home at nearly 11 PM at night after dealing with lots of humans all day (not that I would know or anything). If you love big stouts (12.4% ABV after all) that are heavy hitters, with not a ton of booze flavor, but a lot of real beer flavor – than get to Icarus Brewing and pick up some Treats of Strength to give you the strength and courage you need to defeat your dad in the Feats of Strength!

My Untappd Rating: ****.25
Global Untappd Rating: 4.05 (as of 12.23.23)

Treats of Strength – Festivus 2023

Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, and a Festivus Miracle

This was supposed to be a beer review I was gonna do two years ago in 2021. For whatever reason, I didn’t get around to it in 2021, and was too busy with Scarlet just having been born, and everything else in 2022. So here it is in 2023. (Check out – Airing of Grievances by Black Flag Brewing.)

So thats the Festivus Miracle – I finally wrote the review. On our Facebook page – we currently have a thread about craft beer ‘airing of grievances’ so you can check that out and add your grievance(s) to our growing list.

This is an article from Mental Floss about 9 things you didn’t know about Festivus:

For feats of strength – moving lots of kegs and pallets and pallets of beer today equals my feats of strength, so I’m enjoying relaxing and having a nice beer.

Cheers All and Thanks for Reading!

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