I usually buy medium roast, but was getting a little bored with it so I decided to try something new. I tried one cup of smooth bold and was not impressed at all. I ended up bringing it home and giving it to my mom to try because there was no way that I was going to drink it. My mom mixes it with her medium roast and doesn't notice a difference. It may be because I'm not experienced with any other coffee roasts aside from medium, but this was definitely not a good fit.