There are few enough of these styles out there that it’s always interesting to see what a brewer can do with it.
Appearance: Very attractive mahogany colored, clear beer. Had a respectable, stable head of off-white.
Smell: Chocolate and caramel notes; nutty. A malty note of molasses. Rich and enticing—mouth-watering.
Taste: Nutty and malty with a dry character from some roasted malts. Nice neutral hop profile—bitter and present, but takes a backseat to the malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with an almost smoky feel, and a dry finish.
Overall: Lots of roast nuttiness here that I’m digging; very tasty.