You know he’s arrived. Wheeling through the party, being too loud, crowding the buffet, lurking under the mistletoe and spilling cheer. He’s a lot like this beer. Its dark malt body and rich roasted flavor will unravel your ribbons and leave you wanting more. Too bad it only comes once a year. Good thing is there’s plenty more where it came from.
Appearance: Opaque dark brown with coffee-tan head, nicely frothy.
Smell: Roasty coffee notes, a bit of sweet cocoa malts. Some milk chocolate?
Taste: Porter with a touch of roast, a touch of spiciness (hints of cinnamon or cardamom), with a clean dark profile.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full, with bitterish aftertaste from roasted malts, very clean.
Overall: Decent porter, nice and sessionable.