Tonight we visit Santa’s Darkside. Which involves a trip to “premium strength dark brown coloured beer” town (as the label notes). This seems to be part way between a normal dark ale and a porter. The smell is more hops than the taste is. The taste has a sharpness to it that seems to be fading the more I drink. Some light chocolate flavouring lead to the porter comment earlier. There is also a tartness to the aftertaste that almost dries your tongue out. Very little carbonation make it fairly easy to drink as well, even if the aftereffects will confuse you slightly.