Pours opaque with an inch of brown, frothy foam that seduces the eye. Retention is a bit above average while there is no lacing.
Aroma is coffee. Additional quaffs bring roasted malt with a surprising caramel sweetness creating the backbone. Chocolate rides in late for added complexity.
Taste has coffee throughout with a bit of bitter coffee hanging on in the finish (that old fashioned coffee flavor). Vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of sweetness mingle and are pleasantly balanced.
Medium body with good carbonation from a sixteen month old bottle. Dries.
Much better than expected based on the age of an organic brew. The coffee still takes the spotlight of this beer while letting other facets come through to give off the essence of the underlying porter. Has a bit of a stout to it. Enjoy!