330ml bottle - the name is a bit of a pain to translate, but they helpfully explain on the label that they consider this an 'imperial old brown'. Sure.
This beer pours a clear (I think), dark orange-brick brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and fizzy beige head, which leaves a low-lying ebbing berm of lace around the glass as it gently subsides.
It smells of tart red berry fruit, musty old barn lofts, grainy pale and wheaten malt, a twinge of bittersweet cocoa, sour yeast, a sense of wet woodsiness, and some duly masked earthy and damp green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a growing biscuity caramel, er, 'sweetness', muddled berry and vinous stone fruit orchard notes, ephemeral dry chocolate, neutered brown sugar, a growing under the basement stairs dusty and musty thing, and some estery and booze-informed floral essences.
The bubbles are fairly unassuming as one might expect, what with their plain Jane frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and more or less smooth, neither the expected yeast nor alcohol ingress actually materializing. It finishes off-dry, the lingering caramel, musty fruitiness, and booze all playing nice enough together.
Overall, a fairly well rendered version of the style denoted here, even if it doesn't exactly match up with what the brewery (or their marketing arm) intended. Old-seeming, yes, with lots of red wine character abounding, as well as a pleasantly masked 20-proof alcohol measure. Good stuff.