Monday, July 18, 2016

Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20ChadPolenz (1644) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable (base brew: 9C Baltic Porter)

AROMA: Espresso; some dark fruit; slight musty odor. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Deep blood red to black proper. Large, tan foam with good persistence. 3/3

FLAVOR: Dark debittered malt throughout. Some dark fruity flavors linger in the background. Roasted malt/slightly burnt toast at the apex. Espresso and dark chocolate emerge on the finish with moderate bitterness. Slight tang. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/full bodied; soft and smooth. Little alcohol warmth or flavor. Coffee taste lingers. Slightly watery texture. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An interesting take on Baltic Porter, but probably would’ve worked better as a traditional stout. 7/10


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.

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