Boozy chestnut ruby-hued barleywine richer and creamier than less spruce-hopped Arrogant Bastard. Thick yeast sinew, chewy butterscotch goo, and caramel-chocolate malts encounter ripe raisin-plum-date splurge informing strong rum-brandy-port finish. Fresh-squeezed orange, grapefruit rind, dried cherry, and bruised banana compensate roasted walnut, sticky pine tar, and earthy wood tones. In recess, vanilla wafer illusion emerges atop vinous green grape-apple esters. Phenomenally complex.