Two finger, off-white foamy head. Clear to the eye. The aroma is piney hops (more so when cold), oak, alcohol, caramel sweet malt, vanilla. All over the place adding the complexity and the appreciation of this beer. Each time I went back for another scent, there was more. Very interesting.
The beer starts off with caramel/sweet malt and some vanilla and transitions to oak, finishing with alcohol. The alcohol might be too much, but seems to find its place.
Big mouth feel almost creamy, not that much carbonation which seems to fit the beer.
Surprisingly well structured beer. I wasn't expecting this but really appreciated the complexity. I couldn't drink more than one at a time, but I would have another. Good with a cigar.
Do not drink this cold, it needs to warm up to recommended temperature for this beer. Too cold and this beer might frighten you with the aroma and taste. You have been warned! Enjoy!