A very dark, full-bodied, toasty malt ale with an extra oatmeal flavor. Soft flavors of toasted grain, usually with a coffee character. A light malt sweetness can give the impression of coffee with cream. The color ranges from medium brown to black.
The taste matches the aroma, from gently toasted coffee to coffee with cream. Oats and dark toasted grains give some complexity to the taste; oatmeal can give a nutty, grainy, or earthy taste. Dark grains can be combined with malt sweetness and resemble mi