HO! HO! Winter Ale – Diamond Knot Brewing – Winter Warmer
Appearance: Deep red-brown, creamy off white and quickly dissipating head.
Aroma: Toasted nuts (chestnuts roasting on an open fire?), nutmeg, caramel.
Taste: Roasted malt, sweet grains, caramel and some winter warmer spices and coffee. Hints of citrus rind on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Viscous consistency, light carbonation, full body, bit longer than average wet finish.
My experience with Diamond Knot beer is either outstanding or blah and I am pleased to tell you this one is perfectly awesome for the season. Unfortunately the scent drops its score as it leaves you with a “what am I really going to taste?” feeling -86/100-