The pour was a medium murky brown with a very large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted throughout and had superb lacing.
The aroma was very pronounced with a tawny wine alcohol scent that gets you right away and also had dark bread malts, a nice resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with hints of citrus (grapefruit), pineapple, caramel and a nice smoky oak.
It tasted sweetly acidic and very malty with a note of caramel from the onset then progressed into a bitter hoppy woody flavor with a strong grapefruit presence and had a mild alcohol warming finish.
Mouthfeel was just a few shades above medium in body with the texture being nice and dry yet creamy and having a mild carbonation.
Overall fantastic Strong Ale with tons of flavor, and a complexity that allows you to taste all flavors. Yet doesn’t let any one of them overpower the other.