Appearance: Dark chocolate brown with a red tint. Tan head with medium bubbles. Medium lacing that clings to the glass for a good amount of time.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and lots of malt.
Taste: Heavy malt flavor. Warming alcohol, but not heavily evident. Some milk chocolate in the middle. Some sweetness, earthiness, a hint of molasses. More bitter than I expected. Towards the end, I tasted a little bit of rubber band and band aid…weird.
Overall: Not as sweet as I’m used to with wee heavys, and a bit more bitter for the style than I am used to. I didn’t feel like it matches the style very well. As a beer in general, it was too malt heavy and reminded me of the old school craft beers (Pete’s Wicked, for example).