The beer was sampled in a balloon glass on tap. Atmosphere was standard Bar Hop. Lots of folks around all enjoying great beer.
This beer sits at a respectable 5.8% and supposedly has had cinnamon sticks thrown into the mash.
Lets keep it simple and go straight to the tasting notes:
Appearance: Black as oil. Completely opaque. It had almost no head.
Aroma: Light with a bit of coffee. Can make out hints of caramel.
Taste: Strong coffee and malt. It’s a little earthy with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. It has a surprisingly light mouth feel. Aftertaste is lightly malted and earthy.
Overall: I enjoyed this one quite a lot. It’s perfect for the holidays and I can see myself sipping this in front of a big fireplace while I chatted with my loved ones.