Pours mostly opaque with minimal tan foam. Retention is minimal while lacing doesn't exist.
Aroma is big on dark fruits: raisins for sure, maybe dates, and others. Soy sauce but not quite and a touch of alcohol.
Taste is malt with some sweetness that seems to have mellowed. Dark fruits are once again the spotlight.
Barely any carbonation with a huge, thick, sticky body. Leaves the lips stuck together.
Smooth drinking for such a big barley wine, the age has done it some good. But in order to get huge there needs to be lots of sweet malts which lead to the cloying part of this beer. The only difficult part of this one. Enjoy!