Pours clear with a half inch of tan foam that has retention like an old person has memory. Void of any lacing.
Aroma of toasted and toffee malt. It seems like a bit of bread crept in but it could just be the composite of the aforementioned. Some dark fruits and candy sugar all come together on the nose for one sweet brew.
Taste seems to be a little lacking. Oh, there is flavor: toffee, dark fruits, and candy sugar. A lot of candy sugar. A touch of spice from the hops but it is awfully light. Belgian wise there isn't much.
Medium to heavy body but not viscous. Carbonation is absent. No alcohol is present anywhere in the drink.
I always try to patronize the breweries in the Midwest. Arbor seems to put out consistently average beers with few ebbing above that level. Phat is not exception. It isn't bad in any way there is just nothing that makes the beer stand out above its peers. Enjoy!