Both my son in law and daughter like it even warm & flat. They also both agreed it smells like bourbon. My son in law who spent 2 years in Ireland said it tastes like Irish Red Ale. It seems complex to me but we'll see after it bottle conditions / carbonates. Could be I'm just a simpleton also.Remind me to buy a bottle of red ale here some time and show you the colour for comparison. Some of them are quite dark. It sounds like yours turned out great!