A short walk from the brewery brings you to Snuff Mills on the River Frome. The old mill was actually used to grind corn, not snuff as its name suggests. The name is believed to originate from an early nineteenth century miller whose smock was always covered in snuff. Interesting and possibly even true!
For our winter ale, we started with our Slumberjack recipe and messed with the mash to give a slightly sweeter and smoother finish. We then cracked open the port and added a large dose to each cask and sat back and waited for the flavours to mingle. Good stuff!
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol, 9/12/07. Another hard to classify Arbor beer - as it’s based on Slumberjack, porter seems closest. This was almost black with a slight red tinge and a slight tan head, that left plenty of lacing. The aroma was of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and prunes. The flavour started with some sweet chocolate before cloves and roasted notes kicked in with a long dry finish. The addition of port was evident through the vinous mouth feel. A very enjoyable Christmas beer. Outside of the Christmas period this is known as "Snuffy Jack’s Winter Ale".
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