Beware of big things in small packages. Or, in this case, 12% beers in less than 12 ounce bottles.
Scaldis Noel is a strong Belgian Ale from the Dubuisson brewery in Wallonia, Belgium. Although I can't pronounce Dubuisson and couldn't give you directions to Wallonia without getting you lost, I can state that Scaldis Noel is a pretty amazing beer.
After a dark and murky pour, my first taste consisted of a lot of sweet malt, followed by the taste of raisins and dark fruit. There was a little bit of licorice in the finish and also, slight heat from the alcohol. This beer could be easily downed without a hint of the 12% ABV. That's scary. It's also why it's so good.
I love Belgium.