Pours clear with an inch of tan foam. Retention retreats quickly, before slowing and taking its time for the latter half. Lacing is sheeting but falls back to liquid level.
Aroma has earthy hop aromas with a touch of pine. Malts are sweet caramel, almost toffee, maybe even a touch of nuttiness on the back end.
Taste is caramel, toffee, and nut malt up front with the nut flavor lasting throughout. Nice. The middle starts a transition with a bitter bite that goes away, leaving behind earth, pine, and floral hops.
Medium body with about the same carbonation. A bit creamy.
A bit of a surprise beer as I like it more than I anticipated. The nut malt presence was really good for me as it gave the beer some complexity that some are missing. Enjoy!