AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20Chad9976 (1564) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 20C Imperial Stout
AROMA: Moderately strong mocha aroma of milk chocolate and some coffee.
Some dark cherry or plum character, but not intense nose overall. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Opaque jet black. Dark brown foam mostly dissipates. 2/3
Mostly fruity in nature. Black currants, plum, cherry are all
noticeable. Some candy-like chocolate lurks in the background.
Surprisingly low bitterness; just a general roasted malt character.
Pretty standard for the style, but not amazing. 14/20
Medium/full body. Not quite as viscous and chewy as expected. Smooth
with subtle alcohol warmth. Fairly clean aftertaste with mild dryness.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Bottle may be very old which would
explain the restrained palette. No flaws or off-putting qualities, but
doesn’t pop as it should. 7/10
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.