AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20Chad9976 (1550) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
AROMA: Plenty of roasty malt like a stout. Light chocolate/coffee. Clean fermentation; no apparent esters. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Black proper hue; dark ruby highlights. Seems filtered. Large tan foamy head - great retention and lacing. 3/3
Malt-forward with dark malt and some roastiness and coffee in the
background. Dry bitterness at the apex with slight floral/pine hops.
Sweet, but far from cloying. Not wonderfully delicious, but Absolutely
to-spec on all points! 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Surprisingly thick for
such a light beer. Medium body. Slightly dry, but easily tolerable
aftertaste. Not refreshing, but fun and easy to drink. 5/5
IMPRESSION: Almost a perfect beer and probably the best example of the
style I can recall having. A fresh bottle might score a perfect 50! 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 44/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP styles. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.