Anarchy Brewery Christmas Chaos
So finally I got hold of another Christmas seasonal. Late November/early December is a period where seasonal beers are bought in but no one's putting them on the bar. Some crafty thinking got me to Anarchy Brew Co itself to sample this and get a bonus bottle of something else quite special and un-released from Michael himself, the head brewer-Yorkshire man.
I remember posting a couple of times on Anarchy. The ground breaking release of Sublime Chaos was one post. In general Anarchy ether come out with aggressive, flavour-forward beers, or ones with real class. Hybrid beer styles, hopped up IPAs and speciality ingredients is the motto and owners Simon and Dawn Miles have done well expanding the Morpeth-based site and picking up SIBA awards.
Christmas Chaos is a 4.3% rum and raisin infused porter-like beer. Jet black in colour, opening with rum-like booziness before inky, roast grain and fruity raisin take over. It's fairly light-bodied and like many Anarchy beers it delivers clean-cut, concise flavours. This one certainly does what it says on the tin.