The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a large cap, which lasted throughout and allowed for some excellent sheets of lace.
The aroma was a dark bread malt and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, a host of dark fruit (black cherries, plums, figs and raisins) and a large hint of alcohol.
The taste was moderately sweet and a bit acidic with a nice caramel flavor in the beginning, and finished sweetly acetic with a big dose of dark fruit and a heavy alcohol funk at the end. The flavor lasted for quite a while with a fruity alcohol warming sensation left behind for one to enjoy.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a creamy, dry, syrupy texture and a nice lively carbonation.
Overall this is an intensely satisfying and tasty beer, with a ton of unique flavors that are blended together extremely well. This is most definitely a brew to be savored again and again…