Box Steam Brewery Christmas Box [Advent Booze Calendar: 2 Days Till Xmas]   2 comments

box steam christmas box

The massive duckling is thawing (breasts for dinner tomorrow, cassoulet on Christmas) and the fence nearly destroyed in the 70 mph gusts of this storm seems stabilised.  Settling into the Christmas Box, the penultimate of the pre-Christmas Advent Calendar beverages seemed a good way start the mid-afternoon movie session (watching Scrooged, which I have only seen one scene of–the one where Carol Kane is kicking Bill Murray’s ass–but I’ve seen it dozens of times, à la Groundhog Day, flipping channels).

Overall: Box Steam never let’s me down.  This has a lot of the character of a boilermaker (American version) made by dropping a shot of peaty Islay malt into a glass of stout.  Good stuff.

Colour: Coal tar.

Aroma: Machine shop…cutting oil and hydraulic fluids.  Compelling, to me.

Mouth: Not as full-bodied as I expected, and more bitter and astringent than I would have predicted from the other evidence (and the label).

Flavour: Quite bitter but a good back note of chocolate and dried fruit…European fruit like cherries, nothing tropical.  Definitely something from the cold lands for people living with early sunsets.

Yesterday’s entry here.

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