The first thing that caught my attention about this beer was its first boast: the promise of a 'pantry in your mouth' in just one can... well my student cupboard of two packets of curry super noodles, a half empty bag of wine gums and some paprika (unsmoked) will be the judge of that.
On cracking it open I got a waft of heavy dark chocolate smell as well as a rich, dark fruits such as dates. On starting the drink I wasn't entirely sure what made this so different from a normal stout, and indeed in the first few sips I struggled to tell the difference; however, after a while I started picking up more on the mouth feel of the higher alcohol content which brought with it a more malty and grainy taste. To be honest it started to remind me of cheap Irish whiskey in aftertaste, but myself I don't consider that a bad thing.
All in all it was a nice beer that made me thirsty for more beer.