Poured clear as I could tell with a huge, thick, brown foam. Retention was above average with the foam becoming thicker and richer as it dissipated. Lacing was light brown (tan), thick, and sticky throughout, leaving rings everywhere.
Aroma is a solid porter: faint hops, roasted malt, maybe a dark fruit or two. Could be a little bit more but still good.
Taste is just what I like in an easy drinking porter. Roasted malt, minor hops, with a nice, slight coffee finish that lasts into the after taste along with the roast. The coffee almost seems to build late in the aftertaste. Interesting to say the least.
Medium body with a heavy end of light carbonation. Dries the mouth a touch but still seems to hit the lips creamy.
This is a solid, all around porter that is easy to drink and slightly refreshing. If it wasn't for the nose being on the shallow side, this would be a solid 9+ beer. I would have this a bunch if I could easily get it. Enjoy!