Cabin Fever is a Winter Warmer from Boundary Bay Brewing Company in Bellingham, Washington. It’s a 7% alcohol beer that’s lightly dry hopped with Cascades.
Appearance: Dark brown and murky-opaque. Light brown head, creamy looking.
Smell: Dark fruit and caramel, alcohol (fusel-ish, slightly). Dark fruit reminds me of raisin. Spicy and slightly fruity hop.
Taste: Alcohol and hops are the first things I notice. A touch of Belgian candy sugar. Coffee, dark toffee, dried fig. Still noticing the alcohol heat. Spicy. Bitterness in the aftertaste from the hops, which are strong and twiggy.
Mouthfeel: Creamy but dry, alcohol aftertaste coats the tongue and the bitterness lingers.
Overall: This definitely lives up to the Winter Warmer style of beer—alcohol heat is prominent, and the spicy dark fruit and candy accentuates that.