Great tawny brown, deep colored pour with a big head, nice lacing and some decent retention.
Aroma is alcoholic and acidic fruit.
Tastes are dark fruits (figs, plums, raisins) but there is a strong brandy alcohol presence too. Definite huge malts up front, but this fades very rapidly in the finish to give some real bitterness. A very complete and quite complex beer indeed.
Mouthfeel is full and staisfying. Quite alcoholic in the taste, but not in an overpowering way.