Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 beers of christmas - day 3

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Deep Ellum Numb Comfort

Last night I stopped by newly opened LUCK to grab a winter warmer. My original objective was to try Martin House's new Sugar & Spice, but alas, it was not meant to be as it wasn't tapped yet. A feeling of disappointment was quickly overshadowed when I looked at the beer menu and saw Deep Ellum's Numb Comfort, an American twist on the English style barleywine which I did not get to try last year. Numb Comfort is a big 11.5% abv beer with a floral aroma, slightly bitter finish and just enough residual sweetness to tease your sweet tooth. A hint of vanilla is also there, probably from the bit of barrel aging, so it's kind of like eating a raisin cookie, and that's not a bad thing here. I highly recommend this one to warm your soul during the cold winter days, or to just numb the pain of knowing you haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. Cheers!

Day 4, hint hint, is a very bad elf.

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