Thanks to Henry Lapka for bringing a six pack over for a study session of Moral Philosophy following a session tasting of Bigfoot Barleywine (2005 and 2008).
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a frothful texture from a wealthy dose of microbubble carbonation. Still partially tickles the tongue, but finishes dry and clean. Highly drinkable, and smooth.
Overall Impression: This is one of the best Christmas ales I've had, I'd say it beats out rogue for flavor and body and bell's for balance and a not too overdone spicing. More specifically the balance and the perfect incorporation of spices to finish off the beer. Estery and phenolic flavors are maintained throughout creating a consistent drinkable holiday ale.