This pours a dark copper to light brown in color. The aroma is very malty, slightly sweet and caramel. The flavor is intensely malty, sweet, with a bitter finish. This is 5.6% ABV and it tastes like it is 9.6% ABV. It is incredibly full-flavored to the point of heaviness. Flying Dog Brewery is out of Frederick, Maryland. Their labels are drawn by Ralph Steadman, who illustrated for Hunter S. Thompson. There is a Hunter quote on the bottles, "Good people drink good beer."