What matters most is the beer itself. That's what we're all here for isn't it? The beer. So let's talk about that, and put aside all the crap about where this beer falls in terms of style or beery politics.
Despite being somewhat rough around the edges this unashamedly brash beer was a little corker that I really enjoyed. Deep, complex, hugely layered in it's flavour profile and extremely satisfying if drank over a few hours (which at 11% abv and 750ml you don't really have much choice about) it's a proper full on flavour fest, and yet it doesn't smack you about with booze or hops and the flavours do nicely roll together in parts, and knock you sideways in others.