The appearance of the beer has some visible red tones when held up to the light and overall not particularly dark. This stout has a small head, and medium carbonation. It also has the aroma of a bit of chocolate, spices, and a sweet candy smell. The initial taste is a bit bitter, but glides smoothly into a mild sweetness with a nutty finish. This is the type of beer after a few sips grows on you and has an overall clean taste.
I believe the smoothness of the beer correlates to the ABV, which is 7.5%. The mark of a good beer is its ability to have a higher ABV, but still remain smooth. This one wins in that category. I rate this beer a 7.5 out of 10.