That big day sure is getting close now, time for a beer.
At first I was thinking; If there was an award for the best decorated bottle for a Christmas beer, this one might win. Again it's Belgian, it's 8.8%, and this is probably the first time I've ever used this glass (justifying the space it takes up in the cabinet).
Overall impressions of this beer so far; it's really deep. Deep colour, deep dark fruit (plumb?) and malt flavours. Nutmeg and coriander like spice also feature among big bready funky yeasty notes, burnt toffee and rounded warming alcohols in the finish. The dark fruit and weight of the malt balance really gives the impression of an old school Scottish heavy. Not something you find too often. I recon it would go well with rich or spiced lamb dishes or maybe some full flavoured game preparations. Great beer.
Update: This goes brilliantly with roast duck and cherry sauce, just try it.