12 Beers of Christmas: Day 2

After two days of festive excess, by the time Sunday rolled around I needed to wind down and did so with the aid of Pressure Drop’s Strictly Roots. A porter brewed with dandelion and burdock, on opening the bottle you are immediately jolted by the aroma. But once you get your head around the earthy, floral and herbal notes it’s a pretty stunning beer.


It pours dark brown with a modest tan head and as well as the herbal aroma it has coffee, cocoa and burnt toast, aromas and flavours more typically associated with porter. I drank a few beers throughout the day yesterday and while Strictly Roots was the stand out, honourable mention goes to Beavrtown’s Neck Oil, if only as an excuse to post this photo:

My firstborn will be baptised with Neck Oil.

My firstborn will be baptised with Neck Oil.

My #12BeersofXmas will be posted a day in arrears, and while this disorganised, freewheeling approach has it’s drawbacks, the possibilities are endless.*

The possibilities aren’t actually endless. 


About Peter Joseph McKerry

Beer geek, blogger and Celtic-supporting left-winger out of north London
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