The second beer from Central Waters didn't fill my mind with good thoughts when I poured it. It appeared to suffer from the negative effects of oxidation. After I adjusted to the beer, it turned out to be a real winner. This is an example of the kind of strong ale that I've been waiting for this month but didn't quite get yet. It provided a layered, malty, rich experience. There's a herbal bitterness in the back end that clashed a bit in the beer. While having the second half of the bottle, this flavor started to take over and unfortunately resulted in a Ricola quality.