This big red ale pours a deep amber color with ruby highlights when held to the light, with a big beige head fading to a solid covering and collar. On the nose, expect deep rich caramel notes, blanketed by an aromatic tingle from the hops. Look for notes of pears, over ripened apples, and the faintest possible impression of peat. Sweet molasses, maple syrup and floral notes mingle with wafts of alcohol and dark-skinned fruit, with minor notes of oak and a ghost-like note of vanilla. There is a hefty amount of sweetness implied by the nose, but remarkably, the flavor profile only dabbles in it. Look for notes of fresh grains, and fairly prominent notes of barrel-aged, single malt scotch with scents of orange and notes of candied orange peel comingling in the mix. Interestingly, some notes of Añejo tequila also come through after the beer has had a few moments to warm and breathe, similar to the flavors you might find in an old-world Scottish Wee Heavy ale, but with a heftier hop profile providing a leafy hop character. Expect this beer to finish a bit boozy in the mouth, and warm in the belly. Overall, this is a powerful, complex sipping beer, and another great example of what seems to be a distinctly Argentinean approach to bigger beers; they seem to possess a sort of crossover effect where the flavors begin to approximate flavors of other alcoholic libations, like wine, and in the case of this beer, liquors like scotch and fine tequila, no doubt as a result of being aged for two months in wood barrels. You could pair this with smoky lamb or goat in the Argentine tradition, from the asado (grill), served with Chimichurri (a sauce of herbs, garlic and vinegar, or even schnitzel-steak), but really, this beer is sturdy enough to be enjoyed as a digestif to sip at the end of any meal, or as a nightcap to be enjoyed in the winter months (go ahead and age a bottle at 50-55° F) until winter rolls around. While not bottle-conditioned (where some yeast is left in the bottle to permit maturation in the bottle) this beer will hold up just fine for 6-12 months.