Expressive Dutch dark ale goes a tad beyond stylistic boundaries with successful results. Lovely bourbon aromatics spread across swamp-watered dark chocolate entry. Black licorice influence gains prominence above molasses-smoked mocha malting over time. As latent cocoa-powdered burnt coffee acridity seeps into dried-fruited fig, black cherry, black grape and prune illusions, dingy cellar pungency ascends. Sherry, barleywine and burgundy undertones add depth.