Palo poured a dark brown, blackish color with a pen width, light brown head. The nose was smokey, with chocolate, rich malt and alcohol notes. The body is thick and velvety smooth with a low amount of carbonation. There is a decent amount of sweetness up front with a lot of rich, dark malt. There is a warm alcohol twinge in the middle before the sweetness starts to die out and leaves a dry finish.
Overall, this is a decent beer. It seemed to have more characteristics of the typical characteristics found in a porter, rather than a brown ale. The high ABV was noticeable and the body is very, very rich. With all of that being said, the body is decadently complex with lots of really tasty flavors. This beer is worth buying and laying down for about 6-8 months.