Way back in '07, in an attempt to create a little levity while trying to get people to try or revisit something new, we created The Utah Beer Twelve Beers o' Xmas. Whereas, we selected a variety of local, national or internationals for you to try in the twelve days leading up to Xmas. The Twelve Beers o' Xmas has been absent since '08, so maybe it's time to give it one more try. The beers selected should be available state wide. If not? I apologize. Let's begin!
Sing with me... For the first beer of Xmas that the beer nerd pushed on thee... We have Uinta's Dubhe!
Yes, a favorite amongst many. This Imperial Black IPA is rich, warming and a powerful way to start the Twelve Days.
Pours a dark mahogany color with nice mocha head. The nose is of sweet
dark fruit, caramel, dark roasted malts as well as a big dose of pine
and booziness. The taste starts sweet with dark chocolate,
toffee and a hint of licorice. Pine resin and slight citrus fruit
balance nicely. The end is earthy and boozy with a leathery spiciness.
The finish is sharp with hop bitterness. Well balanced with a warmth in
the finish that makes this complex delicious beer extremely drinkable.