Pretty dark color, as you would expect from a stout. Slightly more red-brown, though, when compared with Irish stouts. A dense rich creamy beige head crowns your glass. Thanks to the refermentation in the bottle, we have the natural carbonation. The flavors are deeper, richer, more pronounced: malty, clearly roasted (is it hints of coffee, is it hints of chocolate?) Deceptive, because the relatively high alcohol content is not immediately felt, except maybe a slight glowing sensation. A complex aftertaste, with some licorice undertones, and a pleasant bitterness survives last. Absolutely a beer to savor and enjoy—let you taste buds experience every ounce of flavor. A lot of lace is left on the empty glass.
Food recommendations: more a beer to have with your main course. The pronounced taste makes it an ideal match for dishes with strong tasting sauces. Let it fight, let it compensate. Some will enjoy this beer as their last beer of the day, or as dessert. Another ideal occasion would be the middle of the afternoon sitting on a patio with friends, or watching people go by. This beer clearly reminds you of the Good Life.