The beer pours a very dark (almost dingy) golden color. There is an inch of white foamy head, not long lasting. The aroma is sweet, tangy, caramel, with stone fruit. The taste follows the aromas, but there is a burnt note that is incongruous and essentially ruins the beer. There is sweetness, but the finish is quite dry, with a moderate floral bitterness. The carbonation is light, and the beer drinks with a somewhat flat mouthfeel.