This lil monster caught me off guard. Upon first sip before I got to think of anything the strength hit me, wow, 9.5% huh. That strength belongs to Golden monkey from Victory brewery. I really like this beer while drinking it, it is strong while not as harsh as you would expect, spices kick in and it has a sweetness mixed in to balance it out. The aftertaste on the other hand it basically alcohol and medicine, but doesnt cling or hand around for long so its not bad. Aroma beyond the alcohol strength is yeast and a small small note of fruits. When I opened and poured this beer it had very active carbonation, but that seriously mellowed out after a few minutes, as I think a high carbonation would have been to busy with the rest this beer has to offer. Actually I’ll say something I have never said before for a beer, it has a salty taste to it. Really like how simple, fun and satisfying this beer is.