Best Before 4/21/05, drunk in November of ’05, so six months or so late, but I doubt that it matters a great deal.
Jet black body, some nice spotty lacing and a tiny bit a lacing. The body is very attractive, super-inky!
Mild, burned smokiness in the aroma, not strong but still observeable.
Drinks much like a Porter, with a little bit of the typical stout bitterness in the short finish. Some dry cocoa in the taste.