Pours opaque with a beautiful brown, frothy foam that is at least two inches in height. Retention is outstanding while lacing begins immediately with some thick, sticky foam sticking to the inside of the glass.
Aroma begins with lots of old fashioned dark coffee. Behind there is roasted malt and seemingly a hint of chocolate with some bitterness.
Taste is coffee through and through, everything else is a side note. There is some sweet malt there too. Chocolate comes around in the end through the finish. Chocolate, coffee, and bitterness runs through the after taste. Coffee lingers the longest.
Big body with plenty of tingly carbonation to back it up.
I am not a huge coffee guy, actually, not a coffee guy at all; therefore the huge coffee profile takes some away for me. I would prefer to taste some of the stout underneath while the coffee is the side show. Still a quality beer, especially for coffee people. Enjoy!