Tried this on tap in a tasting paddle at the brewery in the Hunter Valley. Mahogany/brown appearance with a thin filmy head over the top. The short head maintained for a few minutes but receded to a halo without much lacing. The aroma offers moreish wafts of clove, cinnamon, dates, dark fruits caramel and brown sugar. Quite complex actually. Mildly carbonated with a rich, creamy mouth feel. The palate follows on from the aroma with slightly complex notes of clove, dates and roasted chocolate malt. A slight warmth from the booze (8% ABV) and cocoa is drawn out nicely on the back end. Good length. As it says on the tap logo, this beer is literally a liquid alcoholic Christmas cake in your glass. Nice work, they achieved exactly what they were after. We really enjoyed this one.