The beer pours a very dark amber in color. It has a half-inch head of foamy, semi-creamy very light tan head. The aroma is highly spiced, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, deep and rich, over sweet malts. The taste follows the aromas, deep and rich malt, loads of spices, one of the best pumpkin effect beers that uses no actual pumpkin that I have tried. The finish is lingering spices and moderately bitter. The beer drinks easy, with a tingle of carbonation. This will start to put you in the holiday spirit.