Bristol is a small brewer based in Colorado Springs and their winter seasonal offering is Winter Warlock (6% ABV and 25 IBU). Winter Warlock is an Oatmeal Stout that pours black with a small head. The aromas are very nice and one can take in chocolate, coffee and some notes of caramel / toffee. The oatmeal gives a creamy mouthfeel with a nice finish. This is a very easy drinking beer and is very good for winter. This would go great with rich foods and chocolate deserts. Another nice offering from Bristol and I plan to visit this brewery next year.
Website description – “Chock full of highly roasted barley malt and 100 lbs. of flaked oatmeal, the Warlock is a dark and satisfying winter elixir. Smooth, rich and exceptionally comforting. An annually-awaited winter seasonal, and one of our award winners. Winner of the Silver Medal in the Foreign-style Stout category at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival®.”