There is something hard to describe about this beer, I can't quite put my finger on it but it seems more like a red wine than a stout to me. Quite a fruity taste with grapes the predominant flavour. There are more roasted malts than the nose let on but they are not the strong chocolately the bottle advertised. The slightly sweet apple aftertaste is slightly off putting. The body is rather thin and feels very light on the way down, at only 4.1% it's got very low alcohol and I really can't taste it at all.