A mahogany ale under beige head that resolves to an edge. Soft water semi-moreish. This beer cross-references both the Chocolate Stout and Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale from Rogue. There is the dusky dry chocolate of the stout as well as the limey citrus and lighter body of the soba ale. The effect is very pleasant with some graininess and a decent finish of twig along with a moderate not overly sweet nut syrup in the middle.
I had the occassion to share a partnership of this ale with Drambuie - first one then the other - and was not disappointed. BAers approve.