A big appealing aroma: spicy hops by the bucketful, chocolate notes from the malt and twists of grapefruit for lightness.
Sweet and nicely warming but then immediately hoppy, tangy and spicy. Malt flavours struggle, but there is a touch of toffee. Red berries and citrus notes shine through.
Dry, warming and gum-tingling. Still creamy and hoppy, with a pleasant bitterness.
You know you've had a drink with this one, but it's a class act with exemplary control of the alcohol and esters. I've scored it even more highly this time around than when previously reviewed. Wonderful.