Matured in the bottle at the brewery for six months before release. This produces a much more subtle stout, with less bitterness and softer flavors than the robust Cooper's Best Extra Stout that it was six months prior. Quite sweet. Nice enough, but could do with a bit of bitterness. Very smooth, with fine carbonation. An easy-to-drink stout. Apparently aimed at the female stout drinker and stout novices, and it may well entice them (although do many women really like stout?).