Served chilled from a 12 oz can and poured into a snifter. Pours a black color with a one finger tan foam head. Smells are of coffee and chocolate, with a roastiness apparent. Carbonation is moderate to light with a very full body. The taste is of bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, and lots of booze. This is one intense beer, and I love it.
Overall, there is a reason this gets a 97 and 100 split on Beer Advocate. In terms of canned beers, there are very few (ahem Heady) that sit above it. If you ever have the opportunity to buy this, definitely purchase out the whole store. I had the opportunity to try this on tap last year at Upright Brew House, and was thrilled to find a can of it at my neighborhood grocery store a few weeks ago. I immediately went out an bought another can, and will buy more (if they reduce the price a bit-definitely overpriced but thats another story).
I bet you could find this for about $2.50-3 per can. I paid $4 for one can, but for a beer this highly regarded, it was worth it.
$3.99/12 oz can