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


Adtoit Theory Double Barrel Death of Cthulhu (Ghost 565)

Aroma: “Rich and vinous, hints of dark cherry and licorice, with warming alcohol and whiskey notes. Really interesting and complex.”

Flavor: “The stout is pretty sweet overall—chocolate, caramel, candy sugar, and some dark fruit. The finish is quite boozy and bitter enough to keep it from being cloying.”

Overall: “Fantastic aroma and, given the strong boozy barrel character and bitter finish, it’s still relatively well balanced. Basically a strong, barrel-aged breakfast or pastry stout. Great aged character, lots of dark fruit maltiness. Super tasty.”