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


Breakside Brewery Salted Caramel Stout

Aroma: “Chocolate and toasty malt. Peaches. Slight roast and maybe a hint of smoke and slight vanilla. As it warms, aromatics start to come out a bit.”

Flavor: “Sweetness up front with chocolate, toasty malt, grilled peaches, and a light smoky note leave an almost BBQ sauce impression. Sweetness fades into moderate bitterness, and a light but sharp acidity in the finish brings balance. Complex caramel and vanilla and possibly some cinnamon and nutmeg. Smooth and creamy with a nice saltiness.”

Overall: “The acidity and the sweetness from the lactose and malt balance really well. The peach fruit character blends nicely with the toasty and chocolate malt. This would pair really well with BBQ food. There's a light smokiness that carries over and a roast and semi-dry chocolate in the lingering aftertaste. The caramel and salt add a fun aspect to this beer.”