Monthly Archives: December 2014

Advent Day 22: Midvinter Blot

ABV: 8% Sigtuna is the last Swedish craft brewery in my advent calendar this year and one of the ones I’ve been looking forward to the most. The Midvinter Blot is an Imperial Porter and reminds me a bit of a scotch ale.The colour is extremely dark and the very little head is coffee in… Read more »

Advent Day 21: Til Fra Via

Til Fra Via

ABV: 8% Til Fra Via by Mikkeller is a thick smoky porter with a black body and a dark chocolate coloured head with mediocre head retention. This beer has a strong sweet-smoky aroma and has a dry smoky body with mild malt bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is very thick and carbonation is medium. Rating:… Read more »

Advent Day 20: Snowmelter


ABV: 11% Mohawk Snowmelter is I believe the strongest beer this advent season. With minimal light brown head that disappeared quickly this beer is quite dark. The aroma is of cigarette smoke and the body is much the same. If there are other tastes or smells they were heavily overpowered by the smokiness. The body… Read more »

Advent Day 16: Winter Lager

Winter Lager

ABV: 5.5% Samuel Adams Winter Lager is not the easy drinking beer you’d expect. It has a reddish-amber colour with a white head that disappeared quickly and is very clear and pretty to look at. The nose is sweet with caramel, toffee, chocolate and hints of apple. The flavour is very malty and sweet with… Read more »

Advent Day 15: Smoked Winter Porter

Smoked Winter Porter

ABV: 5.3% Thornbridge Brewery’s Smoked Winter Porter is one of the darker beers I’ve had this advent with a chocolatey looking head to it that lasted a few minutes before it disappeared. The aroma has a light smoky smell to it that isn’t overpowering and the taste is of a dry toasted porter with a… Read more »