The beer pours a dark orange and brown, nearing garnet. There is about an inch of light tan foamy head. The aroma is cherries, brown sugar, fruity and estery yeast. The taste follows the aromas, sweet up front, tart and tangy on the finish, then a wave of dark fruit again moving back to the sweetness. There is warmth, and vapors that enter the nasal cavity, from the alcohol, an almost vinous effect. It has a subtle, but noticeable, fine tingling carbonation from bottle conditioning. Decent, but not special in any way.