The beer pours an extremely dark brown and dark ruby in color. There is a relatively short head of light tan foam. The aroma is darkened sugars and dark fruits, with very light coffee in the background. The taste is dark roasted malts, light char, dark sugars, dark fruit present, but not as much as in the aroma, more in the aftertaste. The beer is sweet, but never cloying, as a moderate bitterness comes through in the finish. The beer drinks smooth, with a light and soft carbonation.