The beer pours extremely dark brown to true black. There is some dark ruby around the very edge. There is little to no head, and it pours quite still, this could be due to a couple days in the growler. The aroma is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, with very light char. The taste follows the aromas, reversing them, more char, along with the other dark roasted notes. The finish is dry with a light bitterness. This is a very nice, tasty, easy drinking porter.