When I first smelled this, I thought I smelled Jim Beam and I was right. Red brick decided to take a red ale and age in Jim Beam soaked barrel. Great flavor for Jim Beam fans and a 9 abv. Strong overtones of Jim Beam and great aroma. Very other dry/smooth over the tongue, no tartness and a slightly bitter kick in the back of the tongue. Overall a very good beer, so good that we had 2.