On their website they note, "Brewed using abundant caramel malts and a little roasted barley to give this dark ale its sweet flavorful finish." Its alcohol content is 5% by volume and I suspect it’s a popular session beer.
Appearance: Very dark brown that is a deep, almost opaque red when held up to the light. Latte head.
Smell: Kind of mocha scented; bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Kind of creamy. A line of astringent black malts runs down the middle. Very delicate floral note of (I think) American hops in the background.
Taste: Very dark and roasty flavored… a black bitterness that’s pervasive and rich and very dry. That’s the big impression here; bitter, almost burnt grains and coffee. Stumptown Coffee? A little creamy… as it warms up, there’s a strong bittersweet chocolate character.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied but a bit watery in the mouth and sharply, tangy dry in the finish.
Overall: Very "black", but drinkable, pretty bold actually. I could see this being a fan favorite at the Pub.