Wednesday, May 18, 2016

3 Daughters Stern Line Stout


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20Chad9976 (1595) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable and 16B Oatmeal Stout

AROMA: Sweet nose similar to a milk stout (possible lactose sugar). Slight iced coffee presence. General dark malt presence. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Dark brown color, opaque. Small, tan, foamy head. Poor retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Sweet palette throughout, but not cloying. Dark malt is present immediately. Coffee bitterness and flavor lingers in the background before emerging strong on the finish. Chocolate is mild and a little obscured by the other ingredients. Seems to have a slight raisin flavor, and possible tang. On-point for an S/H/V as chocolate and coffee complement the base brew. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, though a bit thinner than expected. Texture is similar to a flat soda. Slight bitter aftertaste of dark coffee. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A nice oatmeal stout with bonus flavors. A fresh can might be more robust, though this is a rather average. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 34/50

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.