Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout is not that different from Sierra Nevada's regular stout, but that isn't a bad thing. It pours dark brown to black, the head is thin. The aroma is like Sierra Nevada stout, but heavier on the coffee grounds quality, plus some anise. It smells great. The coffee in the flavor mostly comes through in the aftertaste, on the exhale. This is a beer I like more with each sip, and I was reluctant to finish the last of the three I had from a mixed twelve pack. I hated to see the last one go, but I sure enjoyed getting rid of it.