Aroma: Slight hoppy citrus, roasted grain, a little chocolate and coffee scents.
1st taste: Dry and clean, not sweet.
Overall: Refreshing is not a description normally associated with Stouts. This beer does a perfect job of blending and balancing the flavors. I get some cocoa/coffee taste upfront, and then a soft and ever so slightly sweet finish. The 7% abv is almost invisible. It's not a light stout, but it's got to be one of the most drinkable version I've ever had. The rye add's a unique personality twist. This could be one of my new favors, certainly included in my frequent rotation during cold weather months.