Poured darker than midnight and my ability to check if the beer was clear or not was completely inhibited. Over an inch of frothy, brown, sticky and delicious looking foam. Retention was outstanding and as it receded it left behind some brown sticky lacing.
Aroma is big and complex. Coffee and chocolate hit my nose first. Citrus hops also had its moment in the spotlight. Roasted scents mildy are in the background.
Taste is coffee that has some bitterness. Roasted and chocolate flavors about in the middle. Some citrus hops in the finish and a touch of smoke. Coffee, chocolate, and bitterness blanket the aftertaste.
Big body and light carbonation team with the creaminess to make this a sipper and almost chewy at times.
Oh man this is a nice big beer. Lots going on in the taste and the aroma to add layer upon layer of complexity. The subtle yet somewhat strong hop aroma and aftertaste are just another added layer. I hope I can get more. Enjoy!