This coffee brewed imperial stout is as black as night and has a thin tan head. It has a wonderful aroma of coffee (duh!!) dark chocolate, bready malts and plenty of pine / orange/ grapefruit hops. The flavor has a medium high bitterness with the fore mentioned flavors. The 13% does come through in both the aroma and flavor but the flavor profile is high enough to withstand it. This one should age beautifully with the alcohol and hops smoothing out and the coffee and dark malt coming forward.