The beer pours black in appearance, just the slightest bit of translucency through dark brown if held up to the light. There is a relatively short head of light brown foam. The aroma is dark cocoa, mocha, a light tang of very dark fruits. Even the aroma seems “creamy.” The taste is very dark roasted malts, dark cocoa, a bit of char, with a nice dark fruit sweetness. The sweetness of the malt is immediately tempered and the finish is dry and lightly bitter. There is a subtle, tingling carbonation, but the beer also drinks smooth, and dare I say, satiny. This is one really nice stout.