This ale had a very slight smoky flavor to it. Also, it had a slight wine-like presence to it. Hard to place. It certainly wasn't like one of the barley wines that I've tried, and no where near as much alcohol, but it wasn't lacking in that department either. I am glad that I tried it in the middle of Autumn, because I'm not sure I would've enjoyed this in warmer weather (which was the problem I had with Rogue's Hazelnut Nectar). All in all, a nice beer, cool bottle (whiskey-flask shaped), and helped put me to sleep before SNL, which was a blessing since it sucks balls this year.
Reviewed: January 04, 2003