La Danse Macabre
From the brewer:
Pitch black obsidian with a large tan head that falls glacially leaving remarkable lace. Its nose is a mixture of espresso, bitter chocolate and anise. The silky body embraces flavors of crushed coffee beans, dark chocolate and roasted malt. The hop bitterness is significant, but yields to the hearty malt character. La Danse Macabre pairs well with cheesecake, ice cream, fruit tarts, and cream based soups.He wasn't lying. This thing was pitch black. Sweet crude. I reached for that anise, but could not find it. Strong boozieness at first, only in the first step. Roastiness from there on out. Flavor and aroma were very good. Maybe a bit thin for a imperial stout.