The beer pours a deep black. There is a half-inch of tan head. The aroma is a battle of different whiskey notes, ending on a tangy note, light vanilla, light chocolate, raisins, and light char. The taste is deep chocolate, raisins, a bit of currants, light char, and very light whiskey. There is sweetness, but the finish is closer to dry than sweet. There is a moderate bitterness. The beer drinks smooth and round with a tingling carbonation. I wish there was as much whiskey in the taste as there is in the aroma.