Pretty dark in colour, as you would expect from a stout. Slightly more red-brown, though, when compared with Irish stouts. A dense rich creamy beige head crowns the glass. The refermentation in the bottle results in the natural carbonation. The flavours are deep and rich; Deceptive, because the relatively high alcohol content is not immediately felt. A complex aftertaste, with some liquorice undertones, and a pleasant bitterness. Absolutely a beer to savour and enjoy.