Sunday, December 6, 2015
Today I'm checking out Magic Hat's Winter Mingle, a stout brewed with vanilla. If you clicked that link, you'd see that Magic Hat says this beer is brewed for cold weather, which perfectly matches the 66°F chilly evening I'm drinking it here in Miami. Brrr!!! Festive, wrapping paper/snowflake pattern type label. 5.8% alcohol.
Chocolate and light roasted malt for an aroma. Cocoa with vanilla flavors to start followed by some roast and hints of coffee. Nice creamy texture. Nothing too dominant, just a nice blend of enjoyable and complimentary flavors. Pretty much what I expected. Not a "wow" beer yet a solid stout.