A slight smokiness with a robust roasted aroma rises from the bubbly but thin head atop this almost-black brew. But while the roasted quality dominates the nose, a sweet malt presence and a touch of banana esters hang in the background. The taste is one continuous wave of sweetness, driven by a mouthfeel akin to a thin dark chocolate shake. Hops are present, but inform more sweetness than bitterness, while caramel malts combine to create a very smooth, juicy porter. The mouthfeel turns a bit sharp at the end, but a prolonged sweetness in the finish prevails.