Deep mahogany with an overall dark tone of heavy syrup. A thin capping of brown rice hued foam laps up quickly and leaves just as quick. A partial ring remains present as miniscule lacing in a few tiny spots and threads hang onto the glass.
A keeper of a nose with deep saturated whole grainyness with a slim toasted edge as its bolder darker sweetness of malt rings true of dark caramel, roasty dried fig, slightly smokey bacon, raisin jam, and maple. Nice earthy herbal hints to vanilla, spearmint, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Damn nice nose!
Taster city! Nice mirror image from the nose to the mouth with deep, dark, rich settling whole grain malt sweetness that teeters into caramel and maple tones as it sinks with a long steeping chewy/cloying notion of malt that touches to the earthy stuff of vanilla, heather, smoked bacon, and cinnamon. Quite dandy!
Body is a bold medium body with a decent malty chewyness that has a bit of stick on the palate. It lathers the palate well with a smooth, way easy going clean profile and slick carbonation.
Summit did this one right and is brother to their O-fest. Very nice stuff and drinkable by plenty. Just watch out for the sneaky Scottish seven percent that'll lift you kilt before you know it.
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