Poured clear with a beautiful, one inch, tan, loosely packed foam. Retention was average at best as it was quickly running and hiding, eventually just leaving a ring around the beer. Lacing is runny and splotchy at best.
Aroma is full of malt as expected. Caramel and toffee with a sweet sense of fruitiness: grape, apple, and even prunes.
Taste has caramel and toffee sweets that last throughout. Fruitiness is evident in the middle and lasts through until the end where a bitterness comes in late, very late while cutting down on the sweet which still lasts.
Medium bodied beer with a medium, at best, amount of carbonation. A bit filling without being a huge bodied beer. Seems to leave a oily residue in the mouth.
The high alcohol wasn't noticeable at all to me but the sweetness from the malt is a definite while the fruits seem to accent that sweet to give a nice drinkability. I could have two or so at most as the sweetness does stay with you. Enjoy!