Dark brown pour with plenty of deep red hues. Initial, highly carbonated fizz creates a sizeable head but it disappears very quickly. No lacing to speak of. Very quickly takes on a drab, flat appearance.
Sweet malts are all I get in the nose.
The beer is OK, but it has an odd watery finish that I don’t really understand. It has the potential to be a really meaty, malt monster, but it falls well short of that. Very slight port like aftertaste, but it is weak.
I have my doubts about the freshness of this bottle, but at the same time with no best before date it’s impossible to tell.