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


Against the Grain Brewery Pretty Willie's Stout

Aroma: “Smoky dark malt, hints of caramel, with some milk sugar tartness.”

Flavor: “Caramel and chocolate with a restrained roasted bitter finish. The barrel adds some nice spice qualities but is pretty subtle overall. Nice balance on the finish, not overly dry. A mix of caramel, roast, and alcohol lingers through the swallow.”

Overall: “Rich and complex, this is a relatively delicate balance of complex flavors in a style that is defined by extremes. The barrel qualities are maybe a bit subtle, but they are well balanced and add warmth and complexity on the finish.”