Pours a deep amber color that has a orange glow. Nice creamy one inch head. Lower retention on the head. A thin layer of foam resides on top of this beer throughout the session. Spotty lacing.
Aroma is mostly mild fruit and big malt and yeast.
Taste is very nice. Starts off with a nice fruit flavor. I can't decide which fruits I am tasting, could be a berry of some type, has a slight tartness and works into a well balanced malty blend of fruits and malts with a bit of yeast flavors on the finish. A hint of spice or clove is present on the back end as well. Finishes with both a mild tartness and a bit of sweetness.
Light to medium body with a medium carbonation.
A very nice beer from Dark Horse. Nice level of complexity and everything is well balanced and very enjoyable. It was not what I was expecting and it was a nice surprise! Try one!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers