A: Pours copper amber with a frothy khaki head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.
S: Toasty bready malt, grassy, lightly earthy and floral, nice hit of stone fruit, and some toffee sweetness.
T: Rich toasty bready malt, faintly nutty, toffee, slight grassy herbal earthy tones, with a nice fruity side that takes over with peach, apricot, some plum that comes alive as it warms, and maybe even hints of mango.
M: Maybe a touch on the Fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, with a light creaminess.
O: A lot of classic British elements coming together to make a very enjoyable beer. I'm stoked to get to try in my home pub.
My rating is nonsense and I am very careful, this a fantastic, no wait this is an AMAZING drink in it's category. Malt-sweet as a cask, you have to be brave and willing to dive right in as the first drink of the day, meaning that you shouldn't destroy your palette with an IPA or a bland Hefeweizen and then expect an easy transition. You have to commit and enjoy all the swirls of this elixir. It is thin in body and abv, but the color presentation is inviting, again the whole thing is held together in flavor. - dont get caught up in number rating, just enjoy it!