pFriem Family Brewers Cinnamon Maple Stout
What the brewers say
Aromas of Snickerdoodle, almond, cinnamon, and nutmeg precede flavors of pecans, baker’s chocolate, date, and churros. Finish of lingering roast, spiced dark chocolate, and cinnamon.
What our panel thought
A distinct and assertive cinnamon note masks most else in the aroma. There are hints of pine and lime-like citrus hiding behind cinnamon barrage. The taste is equally and aggressively cinnamon-forward. A faint hint of caramel and maple-like sweetness attempt to balance things out, and they almost succeed. Lacks a balanc-ing roasted-malt character, but if you dig cinnamon beers, this is for you.
What our editors thought
A strong cinnamon note with a bit of sweetness and an almost minty clarity drives the bright nose, while a thin-but-not-too-thin body offers a more economic and deliberately confident sip. Not overly sweet, but satis-fying.