I am on a mission to find winter brews from Connecticut breweries. For some reason unknown to me Southport Brewing Company wasn't on my radar.
While scoping out the beer section of my favorite beer store in an effort to fulfill my quest, imagine my delight when I spied a winter warmer from SBC.
I snatched this puppy up, chilled it off, and knocked it back.
Big Chill Ale (9.50% ABV) pours a hazy orange-y amber. With a small head that formed a crown of floof in the center of the glass.
The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, and chocolate.
The taste is sweet and malty; however, caramel and cocoa take center stage. There is nary a bit of bitterness. The alcohol is well disguised with only a bit of warmness to give it away. The finish is dry with lingering sweetness.
The mouth feel is light and smooth due to low carbonation.
I like it!
Big Chill is a luscious winter warmer; sweet, smooth, and delicious.
Overall: very good.