Pours clear with a half glass of dark tan foam. Retention is quite good especially after the initial beginning with the remaining foam thickening up. Lacing, not really.
Aroma is sweet caramel malts. There is some vanilla and even smoke but not much else. Subdued.
Taste follows closely with some vanilla a some musty, earthy hops that lend a bitterness quality to the finish while the sweetness and a slight smoke lingers.
Medium body with just about no carbonation. Dries the lips a bit.
I don't know if this beer should have been aged. Unfortunately Oskar Blues doesn't find it way to Chicago so it will be a while before I can get a fresh one. To give you an idea of the age of the can it was the old style. Anyone have an extra one? Enjoy!