Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
Style: Winter Warmer
Other Notes: 30 IBUs. Porter. Spicy, warming, roasty. Malts – All Malt (blend of 5 varieties). Spices – Vanilla, 2 types of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Black Pepper, Clove, etc…
Brewer Description: (from website) Decadent Porter with notes of chocolate and coffee layered with a holiday spice blend featuring cinnamon, vanilla beans, nutmeg, cloves and all spice. It’s an aromatic brew perfect for holiday season festivities.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 946ml crowler, filled on 11th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark brown and near black in colour with a big three finger dark tanned head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Lots of Christmas related spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread mixed in with milk chocolate and creamy vanilla.
Taste: Gingerbread cookies, milk chocolate and vanilla stand out with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice popping up in the background.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to light bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable as the creaminess of the chocolate and vanilla combined well with the holiday spices which were not overpowering.