Pours clear with minimal tan foam that is fleeting. Very spotty lacing.
Aroma is vintage malt scents. Dark fruits and cherry really bring a nice bouquet. Caramel and toffee bring lighter notes. Hop residue is on the background. Slight hints of alcohol.
Taste is smooth up front before the alcohol brings the heat in the finish, including through the nose. Caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. Toffee builds to the finish until the alcohol puts a strangle hold on the buds.
Medium body with minimal to no carbonation. Only slightly dry.
Has the makings of a solid beer but the alcohol really beats this one up, including the senses. 3+ years on the bottle still didn't settle it out. Enjoy!