ABV beer pours black in color, with the darkest garnet around the edges when held to the light. There is a half-inch of brown creamy foam. The aroma is dark roasted malt, some sweetness, and aromatic hops. The overall effect is like a dark, sweet and aromatic cigar before lighting. The taste follows the aroma, with a second wave of coffee, almost chicory coffee, and a bitter and dry finish, with an aftertaste that has the sting like sucking on a fragrant and unlit strong cigar.