Pours a clear deep brown almost black color with a fluffy one inch tan head. Some web like lacing.
The aroma is very nice. Pine and citrus hop aromas mix with a dark roasted malt and a bit of chocolate as well as a hint of floral. A fairly complex aroma that is very inviting.
The taste is right on the money as well. Big and bold. A spicy pine and citrus hops blends nicely with dark roasted malts, a bit of chocolate and some licorice on the finish. All the flavors are huge and work together very nicely.
Medium body with medium to higher carbonation. Creamy mouth feel with a dry bitter finish. I do notice some heat from the higher abv on the finish.
This beer has a lot of Russian imperial stout flavors mixing nicely with the big hops making it a really nice beer. Very easy drinking for a big flavored higher abv style beer, which could make this one dangerous! A very nice winter beer with a lot of nice big personality! Put this one on your must try list!