AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20Chad9976 (1553) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Even mix of roasted grain and sweet dark grain. Some milk
chocolate/dairy (lactose) presence. Hint of coffee. No esters. No hops.
APPEARANCE: Black proper. Very thick brown foamy head. Good retention and lacing. 3/3
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.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body. Creamy texture. Fairly low CO2. Smooth. Lingering aftertaste of mineral and coffee. 3/5
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%
TOTAL SCORE: 35/50
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.