What would Christmas be in the beer world without your Bad Santa's, Santa's Butt, and Insanely Bad Elf brews? Probably slightly less scary and perverted than usual. Whereas most of these beers are more gimmicky than enjoyable, Troegs Brothers' The Mad Elf is both scary and good.
This beer poured with a single finger head and had a light red straw color. If you are not a fan of cherries, you will not like this beer. This nose is cherry, the taste is cherry, the color is almost cherry. This Mad Elf, outside of some most likely anti-social behavior, also has a cherry fetish. For 11% ABV, this sweet ale is deceptively strong. The warmer it gets, the better it gets, which is good. You will want to take this one in stride.