7.4% ABV. This beer pours a dark, just translucent brown. The aroma is fairly subdued and subtle. There is a bit of caramel and a bit of plum like fruit. There is deep roasted malt in the flavor, almost a bit of coffee, with a bit of sweetness. It is surprisingly "light" for being 7.4%. This beer is solid, it is good, yet it is also a bit "blah". In its solidity, it stands out in no particular. It is also definitely not a "winter warmer" type Christmas ale, so if that is what you are looking for, you can skip past this one. On the other hand, if you were looking for a really good brown or Scotch ale, I would go for this.