This 7.7% ABV beer is a "tropical" maibock brewed in collaboration with Cigar City Brewing of Tampa, Florida. The tropical comes from hops like Calypso, Azacca and experimental 366.
The beer pours a gleaming amber, chestnut brown with shiny garnet. There is a relatively short head of light tan foam. The aroma is tangy, deep, rich, both sweet caramel malt, and round, full tropical fruit notes. The taste is again a foil of roasted and semi-sweet caramel toned malts with tangy, fruity tropical lushness. The mouth is smooth and round. There is a moderate tangy bitterness on the finish. The hops and malt in this beer make an elegant combination.