This is a really dark beer, but does manage to show ruby hints when held up to the light. It's pretty flat looking with only a thin head managing to hang about for a bit. On the nose it's dark fruits, with plum jam and a slight roastiness. There is perhaps a little bit of a yeasty edge too. And on the tongue it's very fruity. It tastes a little like prune juice with a slight tart edge and a faint alcohol warmth. Well, at 5.9% it would be faint, but certainly present. In fact, it tastes a little like it's trying to be something from Belgium, and as you go down the tartness resolves itself into something almost sherry-like. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that, but it's an interesting combination.
I drank this on the 4th of October last year. Just in case you spotted the best before date.