I opened this whilst watching England get their arses kicked by Ireland in the rugby. Just like Ireland this beer was big, strong and followed through to the end.
It was very carbonated, with a clean bitterness, melon, lots of alcohol, and a sticky quality.
I really was enjoying this, taking attention away from the disappointment on the TV. You could taste in the upper palate the hop bitterness, and the alcohol and pepper came through stronger in the aroma at end joined by some candy sugar taste.