This is one lump of coal you wouldn’t mind getting in your stocking: Lump of Coal Stout from Ridgeway Brewing, of the "Bad Elf" beer fame. Yes, that’s the brewer whose labels are creating a stir back east.
Billed as a bittersweet chocolate stout, it’ll keep you warm at 8% alcohol. The BeerAdvocate reviews talk of chocolate flavors, tangy fruit, sweet and sour, black licorice, and coffee. They give it a score of 80/100, with 81% approval.