The beer pours mahogany in color, deep ruby when held to the light. There is a short and short-lived head of light tan foam. The aroma is dark roasted malt, char, with a mineral tang, all evident, but not intense. The taste follows the aromas, light, but still lots of good char notes, a touch of coffee, and that mineral tang finish you might find in a stout or porter. It is well carbonated and easy to drink. This makes a nice black lager.