downender (6290) - 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".