And on the 12th day, one of my all-time favorite stouts.
Producer: Bell’s Brewing Co.
Region: Comstock, MI
Style: Imperial Stout
Appearance: Pitch black, very small white head
Aroma: Faint cocoa, chocolate, coffee notes
Virginia Pour House Notes: This beer pours a thick, pitch black with a small white head. The aroma isn’t strong, but features notes of cocoa and coffee. The taste bursts with dark, bitter cocoa and black licorice, mixing with a big hop profile in the middle and finishing with a lingering bitterness. The body is big and thick with a smooth, milky mouthfeel. I love this beer because it has all the big, dark notes that you expect from an imperial stout, combined with a big hop profile that somehow balances everything out. This beer is not for the faint of heart and it’s not cheap, but it only comes out once a year and I look for it every winter.
Well, that does it for 12 Beers of Christmas. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!