A well-deserved, easy-drinking classic of dark German style beer.. Malt-forward, smooth and full-bodied for 5% ABV, while balancing malt and fruity sweetness up front with lightly bitter hop character closer to the finish. Pours a dark and rich mahogany. Smell is caramel, malt and cherries. Taste is smooth. Lots of caramel and malt up front. Cherries and a hit of peppercorns in back end.