Beautiful, deep, alcoholic, fruity Port based aroma that promises a great deal.
The appearance and the taste slightly fail to reach those expectations, but because the smell is so spectacular that wasn’t really that suprising or that disappointing.
The color is that of a classic English bitter – a cloudy, orange brown body with a nice, tight head but very little lacing. The aroma suggests a darker body, but this still looks pretty good.
The taste initially does reflect the Port notes of the nose, but this fades very quickly to give an acidic, slightly sour finish. Quite light in the mouthfeel.
Very, very nice example of the style, with an alcoholic, raisin and plum based fruit body.