It has been awhile for a having a Coffee Stout and let me tell you this one is very enjoyable! Aroma is earthy and roasty. As you swish the beer in your mouth, it is super silky. The coffee is bold but not bitter. You can tell a lot work goes into the coffee portion of this brew. There is only a minor hint of chocolate. On the Holy Grail Scale - I give this one my very first 10!