Wednesday 30 December 2015

12 Beers of Christmas - Day 11

Today's offering is from Belching Beaver, Vista California.
A milk stout that comes in at 5.3%, in what the Americans call a Bomber (660ml).
Not really sure why it is called a Bomber - anyone know?
Darts on.
Football coming up.
Bomber open!
Expiration date on this bottle was 15th Jan 2015, but, despite being almost a year out of date, it is lively as I pour it into my BeerBods glass. A foamy beige head settles down to leave a fine coating across the top of this very dark beer. Sweet dark roasted notes on the nose and the promise delivers once I start drinking. The sweetness gives way to a dry bitter finish, leaving you wanting more. Not bad at all for a 5.3% beer. Pleased with this choice, tomorrow the finish line is in sight!

The 5th and 12th (or, 13th depending whether you include the "War Doctor") Doctors pose either side of the bottle. On the left is Peter Davison who played the 5th incarnation of The Doctor (my Doctor), and the current incumbent is portrayed by Peter Capaldi (who really is coming into his own now - watch the Christmas episode if you haven't already), on the right.
Peter Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffet appeared in an episode called The Doctor's Daughter in May 2008, she and David Tennant have since got married.
The fanboy inside of me would have loved to have been at that wedding!
Peter Davison's last story - The Caves of Androzani regularly tops the polls for best story ever.

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