Pours a dark jet black, at 10% abv this one is a sipper. The first taste is strong with roasted coffee notes and of course plenty of dark chocolate. The alcohol is there but it doesn't overpower. I think of this as almost a dessert beer, one to kick back with and really take your time enjoying it... as it warms up the flavors become even more intense! Pick this one up if you're a fan of Russian Imperial Stouts. Better hurry as this is a seasonal release and won't be on the shelves for too much longer.