The taste is bold with a sharp bitterness up front, more of a malt astringency than hops. Then a strong sweetish fruit flavor washes through with a spicey alcohol zing in tow. The alcohol is quite immodest for 6% ABV. the finish is pleasantly bitter with eucalyptus and a little metallic tinge. This beer is very strong on the roasted barley/black malt flavors.The mouthfeel is watery and a little thin. Carbonation is pretty sparse.