Monday, April 18, 2016

Alewerks Washington's Porter


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20Chad9976 (1578) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 20A American Porter (thanks to Sacha and Mary for this bottle!)

AROMA: Dark malt, some milk chocolate, dark fruity esters. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Opaque black proper, no highlights. Small tan head evaporates quickly. 1/3

FLAVOR: Mostly standard porter palette. Some dark malt; cola-like taste. Lightly sweet. Faint roasted malt. No fruit flavor. Slight metallic tang. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body. Mouthfeel is noticeably thin. Clean finish. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Most likely this is an old bottle as it has all the makings of a traditional porter, just in restrained quantities. 5/10

TOTAL SCORE: 29/50

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.