The pour was a deep dark black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that slowly diminished, down to a large puddle with a small collar and offered up some outstanding streaky lacing.
The aroma was robust to say the least of a roasted dark bread malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla, a touch of molasses and a mild woody scent.
The taste was quite roasty with a nice malty bitter sweet flavor that had a note of bitter chocolate and a bit of molasses from the start, with a big dose of roasted coffee and a slight alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an extremely long time following the swallow, with a bold mocha coffee taste and a slight alcohol warming sensation that left a bit of heat that hit the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall this was one fantastic brew, with a nice bold coffee/chocolate flavor with just a little heat left lingering on...