Pours opaque with a huge, mocha to brown foam. Frothes up as it recedes nice and slow. Some large pock marks dot the top. Lacing is occasional.
Aroma is mostly malt. Roasted is foremost with caramel and chocolate. A touch of citrus comes form the hops.
Taste is roasted and burnt malt, with the burn malt in the after taste. Chocolate is sweet while there is some coffee in there. Bitter in the finish.
Body is light end of medium on a good day. Carbonation is on the higher end, especially for a porter.
I have heard good things about this beer and I have wanted to try for a long time. Now I have, maybe the build up was too much, but it isn't what I expected. It is a solid porter but not one that seems to win awards. I guess I know jack shit. Enjoy!