Monday, February 29, 2016

Florida Beer Sweet Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20Chad9976 (1553) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2016
AROMA: Even mix of roasted grain and sweet dark grain. Some milk chocolate/dairy (lactose) presence. Hint of coffee. No esters. No hops. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Black proper. Very thick brown foamy head. Good retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Roasted barley up front. Gentle dry bitterness throughout first half. Underlying sweetness with distinct chocolate on finish. Some mineral sensation in aftertaste. Sweetness and roastiness are well balanced. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body. Creamy texture. Fairly low CO2. Smooth. Lingering aftertaste of mineral and coffee. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Solid sweet stout. Hits on most notes but doesn’t go above and beyond. Satisfying and impressive for fairly light brew of only 4.8% 6/10

 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chad,
    There are some incredible beers coming out of my town of Sacramento these days. If you come across something you'd like to try, I'm happy to send it to you. The least I can do for the years of reading your reviews! Cheers!