The beer pours a very dark amber to burnt umber. There is a tall, thick, foamy head of off-white to light tan. The aroma is sweet, with caramel, spicy, piney, dank, and fruity. The taste follows the aromas, roasted malt, sweetness, caramel, and dark fruits, battle with spicy, piney, fruity dankness. The finish is intensely bitter. The beer drinks smooth and round with a tingling undercurrent of carbonation. This is a very nice big red IPA.