The Little Brewing Co
The Little Brewing Co Mad Abbot Christmas Ale 2013
Brewery: The Little Brewing Co
Format: 330ml Bottle
Like a Christmas cake in rum, this Belgian Dark Strong festive beer has aromas and flavours of rum, dried fruits, spices & sweet alcohol. This is the brewery's highest ABV% beer yet and a new regular beer in their Mad Abbot range.
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Served just below room temperature into a beer tulip, the mahogany brown pour constructed a two finger tan head that settles to a thin cap on top. Head retains well allowing some spotted lace trails. Rich and moreish wafts of caramel, spice, dark chocolate, cherry, pudding, brown sugar, dates and booze. In the mouth it's round and oily with mild-medium carbonation. Full bodied. Upfront the thick, chewy notes of Christmas cake, toffee and spice are heightened by a mild booze burn (11.3%) that carries through to the mid-palate. Remarkably, other than the slight hint of black coffee on the back end, the finish is a mirror image of the fore-flavour, but never does it seem uninteresting or one dimensional. In fact it gets better, and surprisingly easier to drink. This is an outstanding quad.