Winter Warmer - Garrison Brewing (Canada - Nova Scotia - Halifax) 6.5%
Smells roasty, sticky and like caramel. A dark amber in a glass, a little like burnished wood. Very strong flavour, sweet with a somewhat floral spicy punch and fairly bitter with cloves but also with a hops flavour that is ever so slightly (and pleasantly) green.
Not an ale for the faint of heart but perfect for a curling up with during a dark winter's night. Would be a great drink to serve at any Yule, Christmas or New Years Eve party and would also make a great stocking stuffer for that beer lover on your list.
Truly a great winter style beer, I'm not surprised at all it brought home a Silver Canadian Brewing Award in 2009.