This strong ale pours a deep caramel amber color with only slight lacing around the rim. The aroma is absolutely huge on this! There is an interesting burnt sugar uniqueness with caramel and molasses that provide a sense of sweetness, and then a bourbon and scotch resemblance from the high ABV and aging; that is all rounded out by a raspberry chocolate and a deep oak characteristic. The flavor has a dark cherry upfront that moves into a sweet molasses through the middle to finish up on a tannic oak and liquor bite. This has a heavy body that gives it a syrup texture along with a big hotness from that 28% ABV. This is incredibly complex and surprisingly balanced and smooth. If you get the chance, this is definitely something to try, but pace yourself! You won’t find anything quite like it.