If you love all things dark and toasty-malty, you have finally arrived at what is truly the most wonderful time of the year. There’s no shortage of dark ales, imperial stouts, and porters available, and just tasting all the options for this roundup put me in a world of delicious hurt.
1. Berry Noir
You can’t just drink stouts all winter. Well, you can, but they’re called stouts for a reason. When you need something a little lighter—just 4.2 percent ABV—this is your beer. The sour ale is complemented by tart blackberries and blueberries. The finished product is the color of liquid garnets and makes you feel fancy as you drink it.