The beer pours black in appearance, even when held to the light. There is over an inch of foamy, thick, but ragged, light tan head. The aroma is smokey, but not overwhelmingly so, leftover campfire on clothes, lots of dark roasted malt with char. The taste is wonderfully dark roasted, char, light pleasant and well-balanced smokiness. There is just a touch of tang on the end, and the finish is very dry, lightly bitter, accentuated by the nice smokiness. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it is excellent.