Happy Saturday! I don’t normally post on Saturdays, but this Saturday, the site is closed and I have a Dispatcher working from home. I definitely needed a break from work, although I’ll be checking emails today. Anyways, this is a beer that I picked up in Philly over the holidays. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews on this beer, so let’s see how this one was.
Style: Winter Warmer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Warm spiciness and tradition grace this bold winter ale. Intriguing, layered flavors unfold to reveal chicory, dried fruit and toffee notes with a hoppy kick to finish. The deep garnet color pairs perfectly with holiday celebrations.”
Random: Despite being off today, I was stuck at work last night until almost 11. I was exhausted last night.
This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that was slow to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on my Brooklyn Brewery glass. The body was a deep, clear, reddish-brown with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had chocolate, vanilla and cherry along with spice. The taste also started with chocolate and went into sweet caramel malt. Dark fruit, specifically cherries came through as well along with light spice at the end. The alcohol was not detectable. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was long with chocolate and dark fruit. For $2.45 a bottle, which broke down to $.20 per ounce, this wasn’t a bad price for a flavorful beer that I would definitely pick up again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0