Lots of cinnamon and ginger and cocoa for an aroma, I suppose "greeting the season with joy and merriment." Subtle start to the flavors, soft cocoa, touch of caramel. Spicy ginger arrives next in full force, gives a little of that ginger burn.
Not bad but wanted more porter-like flavors, chocolate, caramel, roast, versus this spice-driven, ginger-dominated interpretation. Not bad.