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


Maplewood Fat Pug

Aroma: “Cherry and banana esters, roast malts, fruit loops, piney hops. I can almost taste the lactose. Maybe a hint of marshmallow. Fruity, nice chocolate malt with a touch of vanilla. Light roast in the background.”

Flavor: “Rich and smooth mouthfeel until the finish, which is fairly acidic and sharp. The cherry and raspberry esters play nicely with the roast and chocolate.”

Overall: “A fairly complex fruity aroma tinged with roast leads to burnt malts and hops bitterness.”