The beer pours a very, very dark brown, appearing all but black. There is an inch of light brown head that disappears to a single ring around the edge of the glass. The aroma is big, dark roasted malt, loads of chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted almonds, bourbon, and vanilla. The taste follows the aromas, hitting the same notes, well-flavored, but not as boldly as that huge aroma. The finish is overall dry, with a moderate bitterness. The beer drinks smooth with a light tingle of carbonation. This is a nice drinker, but could stand just a touch more bourbon.