Bootlegger's is an up and coming brewery out of Fullerton in California. As I write this you probably can't get your hands on this unless you are in Southern California but I fully predict that this brewer will start to blow up regionally (if not nationally) within the next couple of years. Onto the brew itself, it's not a traditional winter beer; if you're looking for Old Fezziwig don't pick this up. It's a mint chocolate porter. Holy shit, I can't believe no one has thought of that yet. Mint chocolate has existed for a long time and chocolate porters have existed for a long time and yet no one thought to combine them until now. The mint in this provides a refreshing front to the brew while the chocolate malts provide fullness. Not something I could drink everyday but around Christmas it hits the spot completely.
Reviewed: December 31, 2010