Thursday, December 1, 2011
Crown Brewing Winter Warlock
One of my best friends that I graduated high school with moved back to town after 10 years being gone, and we got to have him over for dinner tonight. It was good to catch up with my buddy and know that he is back in town for a while.
Then, while that was going on a coworker and his roommate came over to look at some furniture I have been trying to sell. This is the same guy that has brought me brews from his trips home to Indiana, and he didn't fail to disappoint this time!
Crown Brewing Winter Warlock is an 8% ABV brew that pours a dark brown/mahogany color with a two-finger head of off-white foam. The label features a ghoulish white figure walking through snow below the Crown logo.
The beer itself smells sweet and sugary, but at first sip the maltiness really stands out. Despite being brewed with maple syrup and honey, the beer is quite earthy from roasted barley. I get some nutmeg and clove that is similar to some pumpkin brews I have sampled, and the maple syrup comes across more woody than sweet. Overall, it was a very good beer and one that I was fortunate to have as a result of my coworker's generosity!