Pours dark brown, almost black, with some minimal lacing, but a nice spotty film and some lacing. Solid looking beer.
Mild, cold sweet coffee in the aroma, very reserved, not overpowering and lots of creaminess in the mouthfeel.
Taste reflects the smell; creamed coffee and some light smoke. Slight bitterness in the finish, a classic English Porter feel, reserved but absolutley solid.
This is simply a confident and well established beer, and an excellent example of the style.