A dark, almost jet-black color in the glass, with a thick, frothy tan-colored head that lingers long, this is a dense, hearty and flavorful brew. It offers decadent, earthy characteristics of espresso bean, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruits on the nose and palate. The fruity tones are more pronounced on the palate after warming, supported by the roasted malt core and accented by hints of cocoa nib and sweet spice. The finish is long and warm, laced with pleasant hints of sweet smoke and molasses.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2016)