The brew poured a toasty brown color with a good foamy head, but the taste is overwhelmingly hot, or alcoholic. The flavors are extremely concentrated, almost molasses-like. Heavy malt character which tends towards the syrupy.
A barley wine with deep amber color. The brandy of ales, this beer has vintage character and will mature in the bottle at cellar temperature for years.
I tend to like strong ale and strong flavors, but this time we might want to leave it in the cellar for a few more years -- or permanently. Pass on this one.