A red-brown color which is different to the more typical black color of a Porter. Nice looking, tall and frothy head with good retention and some attractive lacing.
Some chocolate and coffee notes, with an above average nose. Some pleasing smokiness & bitterness in the finish complements the fullish mouthfeel.
Pretty drinkable but lack of creaminess and nutty tastes take this a little more into Brown Ale territory than I was expecting. Not a classic within the style, but a pretty nice dark ale.