The beer pours a dark mahogany brown, with dark ruby tints. There is a relatively short head of light beige foam. The aroma is sweet, dark sugars, tangy, mineral notes, with a very light oak. The taste follows the aromas directly, adds just a bit of dark roasted malt to all the dark sugars, and then ends with a finish that is both dry and very woody, but also has a very strong artificial sweetener component. I think it is the wood meeting all the sugar. The beer drinks smooth with a tingle of carbonation. This beer is not very good.