Black Christmas by Weird Beard

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Beer Name: Black Christmas

Brewer: Weird Beard Brew Co., London, UK

Date Sampled: 24th December 2016

ABV: 4.5%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

Just a couple of quick reviews tonight to make up a cheeky little Christmas Eve double header.

First up is Black Christmas by Weird Beard, a cranberry Christmas Stout weighing in at a very sessionable 4.5% ABV.

It pours a lovely jet black with a creamy coloured head that doesn't last long.

The nose is very festive, with red fruits, vanilla and hints of cocoa giving it the aroma of a wintery pudding.

The mouth is light bodied, as you'd expect from a beer of such a low ABV; this is not a thick luxurious stout.

On tasting, there is a hint of sweetness up front, but in flash it's gone. What's left is a cranberry fruit sourness that seems completely at odds to what you'd expect from a stout.

But it works! Whilst the flavour may not offer everything that the nose hints at, it refreshes in a way that dark beers normally wouldn't.

It is very easy drinking and I'm a little sad that I don't have another bottle to drink with my Christmas lunch tomorrow.

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