Hazy dark brown ale with copper highlights in the thinner parts of the glass. Thin tan head falls quickly to a whispy fillm. Hot, whiskey like nose that clears the sinuses. Malt, dark fruit, burnt cherry pie, caramel blend for a complex and extremely assertive nose. Predominate hop bite in the taste--blistering bitterness with resin. Oily mouthfeel with strong malt, chocolate, raisins and figs. Love this beer. I can see where some might not like the overly assertive qualities, but cherishing them at the moment. High on my all time favorite list, so I need to acquire some more. Thinking that some age might have some very interesting effects.
If you don't mind the hot alcohol, let it warm up and have a nice afternoon. Sip this one when you have the time on a Sunday afternoon through a full football game. If not, drink cold and fast--careful walking afterwards. The 10% is apparent in the smell, taste--everything really. Drink, enjoy and consume life as it should be--with great beer.
If all is well with the world, I'll find myself drinking at Stone World Bistro on Saturday. Hope, hope, hope! Next week, I should have pics and a report on the pilgrimage.