Sweet cocoa power and caramel aroma, with a light roast. That roast translates right onto the initial flavors of the beer, and some smoke comes with it. Not a bonfire but ashy and enough to be noticeable. Coffee flavors are also a secondary flavor that peeks through toward the beginning.
Rich chocolate and sweet caramel remain leaders and work excellently with the smoky roasted flavors. Smooth with nice carbonation. A light bitter balance comes through at the end. As the beer warms, hints of vanilla make their way to your palate, too. Fairly simple yet flavorful. The 8% alcohol was well incorporated and not really too prominent. If I could have asked for a little more smoke and a little less sweetness, I'd have done that. Check it out!