The beer pours black with a relatively short head of light brown foamy head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, toasted, somewhat sweet with light fruit. The spices are very soft. The taste is a nice meld of dark roasted malt, light and tangy fruit, with very soft spices that mostly get lost in the dark malt. The flavors in this beer blend so harmoniously that it is hard to pick out a lot of individual notes. The beer drinks smooth with a tingling of carbonation. The finish is again a meld, a smooth tangle of bitter, sweet, and dry. This is well done.