Pours opaque with two inches of frothy, thick, tan head. Retention is outstanding: similar to watching paint dry. Reminds me of an IPA in terms of the texture of the foam.
Aroma is roasted malt hidden behind a huge blast of chocolate that I believe is a touch bitter yet, seemingly not dark in nature. Coffee plays a role too, it just nicely compliments the chocolate. No hops.
Taste allows all the scents from the nose to come through as flavors. Creamy chocolate, a touch of coffee, and a bit of roasted malt all seem to play together like they have practiced for years.
Light carbonation on a beer that is mildly creamy while medium bodied. Alcohol slightly zings the palate.
Sometimes beers overly impress, much more so than you expect. This beer is exactly that. I actually wasn't looking forward to a beer this evening as nothing really captured my taste buds mentally, once I cracked this open, I figured out what I wanted. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy