The pour was a thick deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium cocoa brown rocky head that had awesome retention, reducing to a nice thick cap of foam and had really excellent sheets of lace.
The aroma was bold and robust of a roasted chocolate malt and a stringent leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, licorice and a vivacious bourbon scent.
The taste was extremely malty and a tad sweet with hints of coffee and molasses at first and then became ever so lightly bitter with notes of chocolate, vanilla and a mild bourbon taste towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good long while allowing for the chocolate, coffee and vanilla taste to blend as the alcohol taste faded.
Mouthfeel was bold and full in body with an extremely creamy texture and a moderately strong carbonation.
Overall a fully robust Stout with a nice hint of vanilla to go along with everything else this brew had going for it...