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


Boulder Beer The Dude’s D’Spare

Aroma: “A very mild aroma, with a hint of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Some fruity yeast esters and dry cocoa with a touch of alcohol heat.”

Flavor: “Relatively smooth blend of strong roast and vanilla. Chocolate resides underneath, along with some tannic character to tie things together. Nice malt richness. Some oak character. Dark toffee flavors and some iron minerality as it warms.”

Overall: “Enjoyable with nice chocolate notes and vanilla, but perhaps needed to spend more time in the barrel to pick up more barrel character.”