Pours a clear deep brown color with a hint of ruby red and a huge frothy tan head. The head needed time to settle before I could finish pouring the rest of the beer into the glass. Spotty lacing.
The aroma is on the lighter side, but I get nice roasted malts as well as a solid coffee scent.
The taste is big on the roasted malt with a chocolate flavor mingling with coffee. A slight sweetness on the palate. The aftertaste seems to hold the most flavors with the coffee coming in strong with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with medium carbonation. A slightly sweet sticky mouth feel, but at the same time somewhat watery for a stout.
Overall this is an enjoyable beer. Nice flavors, well balanced and very drinkable. This stout is relatively mellow in comparison to a lot of stouts that I have had, but makes it an easy drinking, satisfying beer on a cold winter night. Try one!
"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