The pour was a nice coppery medium brown in color with a large (3-4 finger) rocky head that had great retention lasting almost throughout and produced some really excellent lacing.
The aroma was very pronounced with a strong roasted bread malt, a mild pine hop and a sweet yeast with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee and some dark fruit.
At first the taste was slightly bitter with a dominant malty-coffee flavor that had a hint of brown sugar, then progressed into a moderately sweet hoppy finish with the end having just a hint of spice and I am thinking cranberry. The flavor was left to linger on the palate for a nice long while allowing the flavors to really come together.
Mouthfeel was a light to medium in body and had an oily yet rather creamy texture with a somewhat prickly carbonation.
Overall it is a very satisfying seasonal Ale that had all of its flavors melding very well thus producing a very tasty brew...