Not as intense as some bw but since there is no date on this bottle I'm guessing it over the top a bit. Make no mistake still good. Great malty nose.Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 43) badge! Earned the Brewery Pioneer (Level 31) badge! Earned the Wheel of Styles (Level 23) badge! Earned the The Wine of Beers (Level 8) badge!