Poured clear with a huge dark tan, frothy, and sticky foam. Retention was really good. Lacing was sticky and web like, starting when the foam receded. Very inviting.
Aroma of pine and citrus hops meets the nose first. Very quickly followed by caramel sweet malt backbone. Hints of alcohol burn the hairs in my nose also.
Taste is sweet caramel malt to start with the alcohol and hop flavors starting in the middle and finishing. Hop bitterness continues to the after taste.
Carbonation is medium with a medium body with some oiliness coating the lips and teeth. Finishes dry.
This is a beer of extremes: sweet followed by both hops and alcohol. I don't feel there is that well of a balance and the alcohol has too much of a presence. Almost a look at how much alcohol we can get into this beer feel. Enjoy!