Happily reminiscent of Mackeson XXX Stout with its bittersweet dark-roast black chocolate malting, dry cocoa powdering, caramel-burnt toffee influence and polite creaminess. Below the mocha surface, moderate hop-charred bittering affects charred nut remnant.
Pleasingly underwhelming winter-spiced moderation tingles tongue with brown-sugared malt sweetness. Vague cinnamon-nutmeg-gingerbread-cardamom illusions receive mild hop astringency by inconclusive finish of fair holiday celebrator.
Unassumingly mild IPA places tangy grapefruit-peach-orange-tangerine-pineapple blur atop astringent hop musk before lingering aspirin-like phenol finish falters.