The beer pours the deepest black, just a bit of dark brown and ruby on the edges when held to the light. There is about an inch of light brown head. The aroma is sweet, with a fruity tartness, a touch smokey, a touch of bourbon alcohol, strong sherry notes. A touch of mocha comes in as it begins to warm. The taste is pleasant fading bourbon, loads of mocha, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa goodness. The finish is semi-bitter and lightly woody. The mouthfeel is smooth and elegant. Oh, so, nice!