Pours a very deep brown, almost black, with a mahogany red glow around the edges of the glass. The pour produces a half inch khaki colored head with dense tightly formed bubbles. The head slowed recedes leaving a thin layer of foam resting on top. Watery thick lacing that sheets down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is pleasant and complex with dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, grains, molasses, and a hint of dark fruit. A bit of alcohol is also noticeable if the aroma.
The taste is semi-sweet and provides roasted malts, coffee, and bit of vanilla that finishes with a touch of smoke. The after taste is interesting with a slightly bitter coffee mixed with a cola type flavor that lingers on the palate.
Medium body with lighter carbonation. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a watery slightly dry finish.
Overall, a very nice beer with a very impressive aroma. The taste is very good, but the aroma makes me long for a little bit more complexity in flavor. It seems strange to have a beer this good come out of an aluminum can! A very nice easy drinking stout that I would have again! Try one!
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