Poured clear with a conservative amount of brown foam. Not much retention as the foam quickly becomes, at most, a thin layer on top. Minimal lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a tad of dark fruit.
Taste of bourbon backend with chocolate, vanilla, and creaminess. Nice roasted malt on the finish. No aftertaste to speak of.
Low carbonation and huge body are blended to make one fine drinking stout.
Are you kidding me? This stuff is flat out awesome. The bottle had been cellared for a year, so I don't know what a fresh bottle tastes like but one year later, holy crap! So delicious and smooth. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers