The beer pours a deep, dark amber and dark brown. There is a short and short-lived head of light tan foam. The aroma is sweet and yeasty, candi sugar, bananas, cloves, caramel. The taste follows the aromas directly, hitting the same notes. The beer drinks sweet, but comes to a very dry end. The aftertaste is like a spiced holiday cake. The beer drinks smooth with fine, tingling carbonation. It tastes better and better as you make your way through the bottle.