Pours opaque with an inch of brown, thick foam. Retention is average or better while the lacing is thick and coating but only at the level of the liquid.
Aroma is bitter chocolate, oak, vanilla, coffee of some sorts (not a coffee drinker so it is all the same to me), and roasted malt. Quite attractive for the sniffer.
Taste is a bit sweet to start with chocolate. Next comes a transition that brings on bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. The coffee stays and lingers a bit while the combination of the coffee and bitter chocolate gives the mouth an idea of cream.
Medium or bigger body with low carbonation. Dries the palate with no mention of the ABV.
Quite a good drink. The combination of the coffee and chocolate is about perfect. The alcohol is hard to find, making this beer ridiculously easy to drink for the size. Enjoy!
Look, near black. Maybe 1/8" translucence on top edge of glass. That's pretty darn black. Mocha head. Clingy sticky cling to side of glass.
Aroma: Slight alcohol bite, espresso apparent, chocolatey- oak as well- just like bottle says, vanilla sweetness in the end.
Taste: Wow is an understandment. Non bittered black malt? Chocolate malt? Coffee over tones. Bitter finish. Clean, medium body, light carbonation just enough to bring out the flavors. So pleasant, no apparent alcohol- smoothed by the sweetness, the sweetness balanced by the coffee bitter. So well balanced in flavor profile. Great Stout.