This beer poured nice dark nearly opaque with a coffee colored head. Really pronounced coffee, cola chocolate aroma. The beer has a great mouth feel with a firm malt backbone and good hop bitterness. I think this falls somewhere between a stout and a porter and I think I will try this again but back down the chocolate and carafa 2 for a porter. Overall I'm please with the straight forward nature of the beer, showcasing the dark malt and achieving coffee and chocolate flavors using only malt.