Just plodding along on a Sunday and decided to drink and review a beer.
Aroma: Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, caramel with hints of vanilla and nuts. Limited hop aroma for a beer at 50 IBU.
Look (Appearance): Deep ruby color with a small tan head leaving a decent lacing.
Taste: Bit of earthiness. The taste is large malt up front, a hint of roast character and a bit of raisin/plum. Lingering hop bitterness but still a malt forward beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied. Malt forward. Slight lingering hop bitterness on the swallow. Moderate carbonation.
Second Look (Overall Impression): Just a lovely beer. Easy to drink and forget its 8.5% abv. Would highly recommend for a cold dreary day.