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


Mikkeller George!

Aroma: “Fairly mild aroma. Slight alcohol and chocolate. Medium coffee and roast notes. Hints of cocoa nibs along with a light smoky phenol and very mild metallic hops. Nice cocoa and caramel, like a classy milk chocolate bar. Dark fruit esters. Everything I want in the aroma!”

Flavor: “Oily coffee roast hits first, satisfying that stout character. Moderate sweetness ushers in a simple chocolate flavor. Warming alcohol joins with the long-tail roast fade for a lingering finish. Caramel and toffee come out. Suporting hops bitterness. Hops flavor is resinous, woody.”

Overall: “Alcohol is not as forward as other examples and is more warming and subtle. Good chocolate, coffee, and roast notes. Slight fruity esters in the background. If you’re a big roast fan, this might be your cup of Joe. Smooth and balanced, a finely crafted beer. The flavors play off each other wonderfully, building to a crescendo of roasted sweetness.”