My ratings would seem to indicate I've become 'harsher' with time / experience. For example, looking at previous ratings, for example Rogue Chocolate Stout is probably not really a 5. But was evidently a 5 to my palate which was previously accustom to bud, miller, etc. In reality, I've experience more beers and have a better sense of good/bad, off flavors, etc. That said, Founders Breakfast Stout, and BA Ten Fidy are also noted as 5s. I stand by that. Excellent beers.