Amazing batch as expected. Haven't had this one yet, been cellaring it. Insane lasting head retention/thick soapy lacing. Aromas and flavors of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, licorice, vanilla, cream, bourbon, red wine, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, dark bread/crust, wood smoke, charcoal, cherry, raisin, prune, fig, date, leather, tobacco, bark, herbal, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast earthiness. Slight booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery hops; and roast/charcoal bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and very full body; very creamy, silky, velvety, bready malts; some sticky hops and chalky char/roast in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering hop/char bitter dryness; no cloying, acrid, astringency. Dangerously smooth sipping, mild increasing warmth of 11.4%, minimal lingering booze. Feels fruiter than I remember, but still top tier. Perfectly balanced super rich malts, flavorings, and fruity yeast complexity; with great overall bourbon/wine/oak barrel presence/integration for only being 50% blended. Balancing earthy hops against sweetness. Will pick up again, massive shelf sitter on this vintage. All over the place. Cheers Been listening to this band all last night.