I may do a stout, my palate has broadened quite a bit in the last few years. You ought to try my PA, I think you'd like it. It's quick and easy to do, my last two batches fermented out in 3 or 4 days.
That does sound like a wassail recipe. We do a similar one, though we don't put the alcohol directly into it. We make it up, then put it into a crock pot to keep it nice and toasty all day long. Add a touch or two of rum when you pour yourself a mug and you're good to go. It's great as a virgin too.