Deep, deep dark colors of varying hues, but dominating by an ultra attractive ruby highlight package toward the bottom of the glass. Some head and a little lacing, but not big.
The beer is fruity, alcoholic, mild, port-like and has great depth. In fact the depth is the real strength of this beer. It gives the beer a beautiful mouthfeel and a huge drinkability.
Amazingly tasty with sweet malt backbone and caramel and sugary flavors.
A great beer, and not what one would expect from a Winter Warmer, in fact I found more in common with an Old Ale.