The beer pours lightly hazed dark amber and copper. There is a short and short-lived head of dark off-white to very light tan foam. The aroma is vinous, tart, woody, earthy, fruity, tart cherry. The taste follows the aromas, adding in a leathery maltiness. The tartness seems to increase as you work your way through the beer. The beer drinks smooth with a light, tingling carbonation.