Complex chocolate liqueur sass abruptly countered by dry barley roast and coffee bean bitterness. Simultaneous sweet chocolate creaminess and affluent honey accrual formulate eager barleywine nuance. Finely detailed, if overtly fizzy, finishing with sour mocha indifference. Serve to novice lager and pilsner drinkers ready to plunge into more aggressive fare. Brewery defunct: circa 2004.