Nice even smell of dark malts, but not sweet. Clean crisp taste, that spreads out across the palate smoothly delivering waves of dark malts. Hops remain in background just to cut off any lingering malt flavors. Very clean and drinkable.
Nice clean aroma with a hint of raspberries. Slight edge of bourbon flavor that gets replaced by dark malt, and then a nice raspberry flavor comes in. Overall very balanced 3-way tug-of-war going on between bourbon, dark malt, and raspberries. You can feel the alcohol heart in the aftertaste, slightly lingering in the back of the throat. I think I would like it more of there were less bourbon presence, and it was just the dark malt and raspberries commingling.
Slightly fruity strawberry aroma plus dark malt. Flavor is strong with dark malt but a hint of strawberry in the background and leaves you with a creamy/foamy mouthfeel at the end. Interesting, but maybe a little too sweet at the end.
Slightly sweet, clean aroma of vanilla and dark malt. Very sweet taste, quickly replaced by a maltiness that’s slightly dark malt flavor, but very mild. Sweetened with Michigan maple syrup and you can taste that in the initial flavor.