Dark, reddish body with a substantial off-white foamy head. Some swirling yeast in the body that settles quickly to give a great looking brew that tempts the senses. Definitely has a warm feel about it, both in the appearance and the aroma. A distinct toasty smell with some hops.
Very full in the mouth with the malts coming through strong to give balance. I was surprised at how dry the finish was. Much more so than I remember from drinking this in the past. A new recipe or some other departure from O’Hanlon’s?
Very drinkable still, but this is really a beer that is perfectly matched for cask consumption. Obviously that’s not going to be happening anytime soon here in GA, USA so in the meantime this will serve as a very nice alternative.