A traditional German style hearty dark beer will pours extremely dark brown but is opaque and turns ruby when held to the light. There is a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some light lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet but tangy. There is a good bit of dark roasted malt aroma with a very light coffee and cocoa hint. The taste has a just-right sweetness, with a roasted malt flavor and well balanced hops. A robust smoothness best described this classic beer. Let it warm you up on a cold winter night.