Black metal poured with a thick, thick, thick foamy head that was a dark chocolaty brown in color. Beer color is a very dark black/brown that allows no light to show through the glass when held up to the light. The aroma doesn't have a lot of the cocoa and coffee that I expected. There is some, but I am getting more caramel and brown sugar. And some higher alcohol. Not a lot of strong cocoa or coffee in the taste, either, but there is some there. A major roasted/charred quality. Kind of reminds me of English pipe tobacco. Caramel, a little boozy. Not as strong as some of this type, more of a medium to full. The aftertaste leaves you with some cocoa and a little bitter. I thought this might be a little tame at first, but it is pretty complex with a lot of little things going on. Very tasty.
Jester King Craft Brewery