The beer pours a very dark brown and ruby, appearing black. There is a relatively short head of light tan foam. The aroma is malty, dark sugars and some dark fruits. The taste follows the aromas, brown sugar, caramelized sugar, dark berries, dark roasted nearing almost coffee. The beer drinks medium bodied with a tingling carbonation. Although there is much sweet malts, the beer ends dry with a moderate bitterness. Overall, this is very good, it could in fact use just a bit heavier body to hold up all of its nice flavors.