The beer pours black, opaque even when held to the light. There is a short head of light brown cappuccino color foam. The aroma is dark roasted malt, loads of dark chocolate and cocoa, mocha, light coffee, lightly charred. The taste follows the aromas, hitting all those nice dark roasted malt notes, a touch sweet, but then immediately bitter, with a fairly dry ending. It is very smooth and round, but drinks fairly easy, with a tingle of carbonation. This is one very nice stout.