The beer pours a dark mahogany, with ruby and garnet when held to the light. There is a short head of off-white to very light tan head. The aroma is surprisingly charred, lots of dark roasted malt, some coffee and very dark cocoa. The taste follows the aromas, very charred in a pleasant way, coffee, a touch sweet, but ending dryly. It is medium bodied and refreshingly carbonated. This is really flavorful and drinkable and very nice!