Pours opaque and almost looks like a stout coming out of the bottle. Foam is creamy, brown, almost mocha, and delicious looking. Retention is really good while the lacing is thick in spots, sticky, yet not sticky.
Aroma is a fight between malt and the hops. Citrus hops great the nose almost immediately while roasted malt and a milk chocolate scent a close behind. Sweet, maybe caramel, with some bitter coffee.
Taste starts sweet and then the middle begins the big roasted malt build up through the end. The finish is bitter (coffee and/or hops) with chocolate and coffee showing their faces nicely. Dark fruits and a burn of alcohol are both present in small doses.
A big beer in the mouth with an average amount of carbonation. A bit of creaminess on the lips as you sip.
A very borderline porter/stout. Does that bother me? No. A really good beer that is complex and thick. Should be appreciated slowly and fully. Enjoy!