Saturday, 24 December 2016

Beer Name: Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room

Brewer: Evil Twin Brewing, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Date Sampled:  24th December 2016

ABV: 10%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

Welcome to the party pal! The second part of my Christmas Eve review double header and it's an absolute belter.

I'm not handing out awards for best beer name ever, but if I were, "Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room" would have to be in contention. So it's kind of a fitting that the beer inside the bottle is pretty special.

It pours thick and black with a mocha coloured head that hangs around for a while.

The nose is about as subtle as the Griswold's Christmas lights, with black treacle, liquorice and biscuit hitting you square in the face.

The mouth feel is thick and luxurious, coating your tongue and throat on the way down.

The taste delivers on everything that the nose promises; the black treacle and liquorice follow through boldly, with hints of the vanilla sweetness making a brief appearance. This is then all blown away by a finish so boozy and grown up that there's actually an unapologetic moment of burn that then fades into the festive night as quickly as it came, leaving you ready for more.

Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room offers everything that you'd hope for in an Evil Twin Imperial Stout and I loved it.

Merry Christmas, you filthy animal!

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