This beer poured with a medium to thick, rich brown head. The beer color is a dark blackish brown, and only the slightest hint of light shows around the edges when the glass is held up to the light. The aroma isn't heavy and chocolaty like I expected; there is actually a yeasty quality. Also some brown sugar and caramel. Maybe a hint of higher alcohol. The taste has that yeasty quality as well, but that fades to the more chocolaty malt taste I expected at the end of the sip. Toasty, nutty. There are some hoppy higher notes in the middle. A little thin in the mouth feel. The aftertaste leaves you with a little bitter and toasted malt. This beer seemed a little tame at first, but a lot more flavor developed as I got into it.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company