The beer pours black in color. There is an inch of dark tan head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, mild char, some dark chocolate and mocha, with a bit of mineral tang. The taste follows the aromas note for note, adding in a bit more char. The finish is dry and fairly bitter. The beer drinks smooth, but without a lot of body. There is good flavor here, it would be nice to meld it with the body of a nitro Guinness.