Pours with a huge amount of tan foam (enormous). Liquid is clear while retention is about average. Some spotty, spotted lacing. Isn't sticky.
Aroma is spice, candy sugar, yeast, and some dark fruits. Alcohol twinges the nose hairs a bit.
Taste follows the nose. Lots of dark candy sugar, spice, yeast, and loads of dark fruit.
Medium body or better with a crisp carbonation.
Maybe I don't appreciate this style all that much as I didn't think it was the greatest in the world as I usually think that Russian River beers are. I would have it again and maybe a more trained pallet would appreciate. Enjoy!