The pour was a thick rich deep black with an average sized (1-2 finger) rocky light to medium brown head that was mostly diminishing with just a bit of residue left behind creating some fair lacing.
The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt and a meaty leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and had a mild smoky odor.
The taste was sweetly smooth and slightly malty with a hint of molasses and chocolate at first with the finish being a tad bitterer with a nice strong coffee note and a touch of smoke at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long time with a mild taste of smoke taking over by the time it faded.
Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with the texture being a bit oily and a tad creamy with a soft almost flat carbonation.
Overall a brew that starts out a little mild and weak, but finishes with a nice strong robust smoky coffee flavor.