Very solid example of the style.
Jet black appearance with some red highlights when held up to an intense light. Obviously very little head unless poured from some height into the glass. Whatever foam that creates, is gone quickly and doesn’t really make the spotty, creamy film that I would like to see.
Pretty sweet rather than dark and bitter. I like it that way, but I expect it will be too sweet for some, especially those who are expecting,or looking for, a more hoppy RIS.
Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, a silky experience of a beer to consume.
Drinkability is high for the style, but obviously a little limited by the alcohol.