This is a really nice beer. The color is a really beautiful, clear amber/red, with a very minimal, thin white head. Putting your nose in the glass gives away the 10% ABV immediately – the smell of alcohol is strong in ths one. Tasting is it a similar story. There’s a really nice, somewhat chewy malt body with a good amount of sweetness. Then there’s a touch of hoppy bitterness, but nothing too heavy. And then it all finishes to a sort of caramel/alcohol residual flavor (not unlike, dare I say, SoCo, only, you know, good…). It’s pretty drinkable – despite its high ABV, it feels like a fairly light beer, but I’ll say it’d definitely be best with some mildly sweet food to accompany it, like fruit or a light cookie/cake sort of thing. Anything sweetier or heavier than that would overpower the fairly subtle sweetness of the beer.
All in all, 4 thumbs up.