This is designed to be a sipper, but because of its sheer deliciousness, its actually difficult not to gulp this down at an alarming rate of knots.
Conker (Horse-chestnut) brown body, with a lovely, spotty creamy head with ultra-fine bubbles of carbonation present. A little lacing, but nice thin film retention.
All the dark fruit aromas (plums and balck grapes) that one would expect from the style, but we get the additional smells of vanilla and deep, smooth alcohol thrown in. The sheer depth of this beer is immense, and coupled with the smoothness and taste this becomes an exceptional beer.
Warming on the way down, the alcohol is prominent but balanced and the sweetness is superb. Creamy mouthfeel tops off this great brew. By far the best beer that this brewer produces.