In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Hardywood Baltic Sunrise

Aroma: “Major coffee, but not harsh or acidic. Some roasted malt and semisweet chocolate in the background. Coffee adds an almost smoky character. Grassy hops.”

Flavor: “Clean. Roast chocolate and coffee. Light green pepper. Mild supporting hops balance the malt and coffee. Nice coffee flavors, medium sweet.”

Overall: “Well-balanced with good malt complexity that is accentuated nicely by the coffee addition. This is the highway centerline of coffee porters: straight down the middle. Zone out and go.”