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


Weldwerks Brewing Coffee Maple Achromatic

Aroma: “Maple and big, roasty coffee up front, with sweet molasses and a hint of smoke. The flavors of the coffee and maple both shine. It’s very fruity, with banana, cherry, caramel, and vanilla.”

Flavor: “The rich coffee and maple syrup blend nicely with an obviously big sweeter stout. The roast and chocolate notes from the base beer show up in the mid-palate, and the bitter roast and coffee offer a bracing finish. This beer is like eating a piece of coffee candy and a maple cookie at the same time, despite the aggressively bitter foundation. The finish is sweet yet dry.”

Overall: “Maple was everywhere, and the stronger roasty flavors were a requirement to balance. Some might find the bitterness to be a bit much, but it works really well to keep the high ABV and high sweetness in balance.”