|Location||Maryland Heights, MO|
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My favorite salads, in order are: Cobb, Taco, and Chicken.
|Aroma - Chocolate, toffee, caramel and vanilla. There is some nuttiness that isn't from nuts so I'm going to say it's oats. There are no hops but there is a nice roastiness from the malts.|
Appearance - The beer pours black, with only hints of amber showing up when the glass is tilted. The frothy, tan head lingers long after the beer is poured.
|Flavor - Sweet dark chocolate and milk chocolate collide with caramel and vanilla. Mild hop bitterness is present but it's the roasted malt that is providing most, if not all of the wonderful balance. As the beer warms, more notes of dark caramel and molasses start to come out. The sweetness lingers just enough to provide a smooth finish.|
|Mouthfeel - Medium+ body and low-medium carbonation give this beer a pleasant creaminess.|
|Overall Impression - I didn't like this beer much when I had it last year because I found it to be too sweet. I'll be the first to admit that I was wrong. The brewers at O'Fallon know exactly what they're doing on this beer. If you're a fan of sweet stouts, or hell, just stouts in general, this is a must try.|
|Aroma - Milk chocolate with a pleasant mix of roasted malts. Some burnt sugars and molasses seems like it might be present as well.|
Appearance - Deep brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. The mocha colored head lingers and leaves a bit of nice lacing on the glass.
|Flavor - Milk chocolate, caramel, and toffee are all dominant flavors. A large presence of roasted malts balances the sweetness of the dessert flavors.|
|Mouthfeel - Medium body with medium-low carbonation.|
|Overall Impression - It's on the sweet side for sure, but that's to be expected by the name alone. It doesn't get to the point where it is cloying in its sweetness which is what makes it a very solid beer. This is a great seasonal beer, and really goes nicely with all sweets during the holidays and through the colder months of the year.|