Pours opaque brown with some orange color around the edges;
Smells of sweet malt, nut, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, grains, raisins, molasses, some orange peel and whiffs of alcohol. Pretty nice nose that was sweet and complex.
Tastes of sweet malt, nut, caramel, yeast, grains, dark fruit like raisins and plums, molasses, brown sugar and faint alcohol like rum. Pretty complex flavor that is sweet overall, yet complicated enough to be enjoyable as it ends with a sweet fruity taste much like a port wine. It"s mellow throughout, but then resembles the slight bitter feel of a merlot and the tannins as it slides down; it was a nice sipper.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy yet chewy at the same time, with a medium body and very light carbonation. Easy to drink as this brew hides the alcohol well.