A: Very clear, nice amber color. Normal semi-thick foamy, tan head.
S: Some toffee and faded hop citrus. Some biscuity malt on further examination.
T: Chewy and butterscotchy, followed by am underlying snap of alcohol. There an upfront bitterness, that does not linger. It's not overly syrupy, but this ain't a thin beer.
O: It's not a perfect brew to me, but that doesn't mean it's not likeable. It has total clarity and zero off-putting tastes, so it's well made. You do need to like toffee and butterscotch sweetness. In the right company of other brews this would make a fine addition to a tasting session. I'll always give Lagunitas a ton of respect. Not a bad brew at all.
Pours a deep amber with a huge two inch head. Head is very light and fluffy with a yellow hint to it. Good retention with nice web like lacing.
Aroma is rich. Lots of dark fruit, raisin and plum. I am also getting a hint of toffee and mild citrus hop.
Taste follows the aroma pretty close. Lot of dark fruit raisin or plum with a hint of citrus hops. A very sweet beer with lots of carmel malts and toffee masking the bitterness of the hops. I am getting a bit of alcohol on the backend that is warming.
Heavy body almost a syrup type feel in the mouth. Light Carbonation.
Overall an interesting beer. It is good, but not something that I would have all the time. It is a bit heavy and the syrup texture in the mouth can get a bit over whelming which limits the drinkablity of this beer. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't turn one down if you offered me one!