This beer smells like a big fat Christmas pudding.
There’s even a dousing of brandy to set light to and burn your fingers on.
This is a pretty decent porter, full of fig biscuit richness and a thick treacle base.
There’s more hop than you’d expect from a porter, all dry and crisp and light, but it’s the mix of malts that really make this interesting.
Supposedly brewed with fourteen (count ’em), there’s definite notes of chocolate, coffee, toast and muesli.
So plenty of interest for everyone.
Especially if you want a belated head full of Christmas cheer.
I should probably add that this bottle is three years out of date, but being bottle conditioned has simply continued to mature.
I must track down a new bottle to compare and contrast.