The brawny cork and caged bottle with its arty label is a perfect contrast to our lighter choices. And at 8 percent ABV, this one delivers. It pours out dark and viscous, with a creamy khaki head that gives a bready cocoa aroma with a little spice. Cherries and plums dipped in a little burnt brown sugar fill the mouth, yet the feel is lighter than expected, given its thick, black appearance. Overall, this is a beautifully crafted stout that will surely find its way into our basket again.