Appearance: Dark. Perfectly dark. One of the darkest porters that I have ever encountered; no light penetrates it in my glass. The head is a very thick creamy tan that beautifully envelopes the glass.
Smell: Elegant, sweet, succinct. The smell has the anticipated malt character of a porter along with a very slight amount of fruit. Dear god yes!
Taste: The malt comes off as very lightly roasted given the dark color of the beer. I get a rich chocolate and the fruit from the smell carries through a bit. It is medium bodied and comes with a shockingly delicate bitterness that vanishes instantly with the hoppy aftertaste.
Overall: There is nothing that I can say about this beer that hasn’t already been said about a perfect winter day. This was cozy, familiar, dark, serene and left me wanting to curl up with a blanket in front of a fire. I bought a six pack of this and dread drinking the last one. 95/100
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