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


Springdale Maple BA Brigadeiro

Aroma: “Rich coffee, roast notes with a syrup-like backing sweetness. Not decidedly maple but in that realm. Raisin and no major wood aroma. Possibly some vanilla. Very interesting and inviting.”

Flavor: “Lots of good stouty dark malt character—coffee and chocolate. It’s fairly sweet, but the roasty finish dries it up a bit and keeps it from being overwhelming. The barrel character comes through nicely on the finish.”

Overall: “A really good stout —lots of breakfast-like complexity with the coffee and syrup notes, but nothing is over the top or out of balance. The barrel qualities on the finish really smooth out the initial sweetness and tie things together well.”