AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20Chad9976 (1607) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable and 20A American Porter
AROMA: Pure cocoa powder - smells like chocolate milk sans dairy. Very sweet. Nice but no other aromas present. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Ink black and opaque. No visible CO2. Head is dark brown but it fizzles away quickly and completely. 1/3
Sweet cocoa powder throughout. Seems a little sugary like a candy bar.
Some cola-like flavor. No specific malts or hops. Tasty, but simple and
MOUTHFEEL: Medium light body with low CO2. Feels thin, though smooth with a clean aftertaste. 3/5
IMPRESSION: More of a novelty beer than a true porter. The chocolate
flavor is nice, but there’s no complexity or real depth to the brew.
TOTAL SCORE: 30/50
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.