Today I selected Papa Noel’s Olde Ale from Alameda Brewhouse. Of it, their website says:
Papa Noel’s has a pleasing sweetness from its higher-than-normal alcoholic content, and from its complex malt foundation. This sweetness is balanced by a hint of roasted flavor, as well as a mellow bitterness imparted by a generous amount of English Fuggle hops. Other flavors in evidence are bittersweet chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Papa Noel’s Olde Ale is the perfect brew to warm the body and nourish the soul during the cold and wet holiday season.
It’s a 7.2% alcohol old ale/winter warmer. On BeerAdvocate there are not enough reviews for a full score, but the nine they have so far describe rich, spicy, cherries, and chocolate. Yum!