Large head resulted from an agressive pour, but it disappointed quickly. After that it looked good with an opaque black, solid looking appearance.
A lot of bitterness in the whole taste and experience for me. Some of it wasn’t really the usual burnt chocolate or dark malt and hops, it was simply bitter and rather unappealing. There didn’t seem to be a real softer side to take the edge off the bitterness and as a result it left a clawing aftertaste that I was singularly unimpressed with. Somewhat “un-stout” like.
Aroma – I get very little of anything.
This isn’t a *bad* beer as such, but like many other SN products I feel it is over-rated. By that I mean it attracts higher scores than other beers of similar or better quality simply because it is SN.