Ruby red to dark brown with a somewhat flat appearance. Not much in the way of carbonation, so obviously little or no head and not much lacing. Defiite aroma's of toast, but malt sweetness is there too. Not many hops until the finish and then they come through with a satisfying dry edge. Reminded me a little of a Barley Wine, with some warmth in terms of alcohol and the appearance was really very BW like.