Beer color may be too dark to perceive. When clarity is perceivable, chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Coffee, caramel, roasted malt or chocolate aromas should be prominent. Roasted malt character of caramel or chocolate should be smooth without bitterness.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Optional, but should not upset the overall balance.
Oatmeal is used in the grist, resulting in a pleasant, full ﬂavor without being grainy. Fruity-estery aroma can range from not perceived to very low. Fruity-estery ﬂavor is very low. Diacetyl should be absent or at extremely low levels.