JavaHead poured a dark brown, blackish color with a pen width, tan head. The aroma is dominated by strong, dark malt, and noticeable coffee notes. The body is smooth, with dark malts, chocolate and coffee. There is a nice helping of hops on the back end, leading to a nice dry, bitter finish.
Overall, I loved this beer. The bottled version is massive and a little much for me, but I thought the casked version is either a little bit more restrained or a little rounded out. The coffee dies down a little, the chocolate come out a bit more, and the dry hopping really brings the hops forward. This is a really enjoyable nightcap and an amazing beer on cask.