The beer pours the same dark brown and ruby as Bender. The head is taller, thicker, creamier, but still tan in color. The aroma is a massive aromatic wave of fresh cold-pressed coffee. The taste puts that wave of coffee over a hopped brown ale. Coffee predominates and prevails, but it sits nicely on the bed of a solid brown ale. This is a really great coffee beer, aromatic and tasty, simply said, so nothing more to say.