Background: A dear friend approached me one day and we dove head first into a discussion of the finer things in life; scotch, questionable websites, beer, and pipe tobaccos. Two of these points led him to going into his cellar. Upon his return he produced a bottle of this fine brew. The best of discussions always lead to great things.
Color: I am reminded of planks of kiln dried deep, rich, dark, American walnut, glistening with a light coat of hand rubbed urethane.
Taste: What does one expect from a drink when they understand that a complex ale has been aged in fine scotch barrels? Exactly what was presented to me, that is my answer. To paraphrase using a quote from noted award winning author David Chappelle, in reference to dog food: “It tastes just like it smealls….delicious.”