Pours an amber brown color with a thin khaki colored head. The head disappears almost immediately, leaving a thin swirl of foam clinging to the edges of the glass. A small amount of spotty lacing.
The aroma is rich and intoxicating. Sweet toffee malts and dark fruits blend with a light vanilla and bourbon.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. Sweet toffee malts blend into a soft vanilla with a hint of bourbon. A sweet dark fruit, possible raisin or prune brings in the finish. Some warmth on the finish from the higher abv.
Medium body with light carbonation. Dry on the palate with a syrupy sweetness.
An amazing beer with sweet, complex, enjoyable flavors. If you like this style beer, this one is going to be hard to beat! A great winter beer that I look forward to having again! 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