Pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown with a thin khaki colored head. Head dissipates quickly leaving just a thin ring of foam around the edges of the glass. Very little lacing.
The aroma is a blend of sweet malts, dark fruit (maybe raisins or prunes), caramel, and brown sugar. A very rich pleasing aroma.
Taste is sweet from start to finish. A sweet caramel malt, bread and brown sugar work into a dark fruit flavor with a mild oak. The finish has a slight spice with a good amount of warmth from the higher abv.
Big body with medium carbonation. A sticky sweet mouth feel.
Overall an impressive beer! Well balanced in all aspects including the warmth from the alcohol as it works very nicely with the sweet bold flavors. A great sipping beer that seems to cellar well and would make a great winter beer on a cold night! Try one!