The beer pours black. There is a half-inch of light tan head. The aroma is whiskey, vanilla, sweet, dark roasted char, dark chocolate, coffee. The taste follows the aromas, hitting all of the same notes, lots of whiskey, sweetness, and dark roasted malt notes. Despite the sweetness, it finishes just this side of dry thanks to an oaky astringency. The beer drinks smooth and soft, with a tingling of carbonation. This is a nice one!