Pours clear but with a bunch of floaties. Vigorous pour brings on a finger of off white foam that has average, at best, retention. Some lacing, but few and far between.
Aroma is a complex. Brandy, maple. caramel, toffee, oak, and alcohol. Dark fruits and hints of brown sugar.
Taste doesn't really stray from the aroma. The sweet end of things are turned up a notch or two. Very late heat from the alcohol that lingers deep in to the finish. The end, very late end: butterscotch, almost buttered popcorn.
Full body that reminds of cream. Sticky. Medium carbonation. Somewhat dry.
This is a solid beer that has nice, subtle complexities. Huge on the sweet end but is far from cloying. Good balance. This beer could definitely age. The butterscotch and alcohol finish to the taste was a bit unwanted, on a personal level, but okay for the style. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 19:06:43
Tasted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
$0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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