Saturday, July 23, 2016

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20ChadPolenz (1650) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable (base brew: 20C Imperial Stout)

AROMA: Surprisingly mild nose; slight coffee; spice rack seasonings. Not fresh pepper. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Jet black; large dark tan froth. Plenty of lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly sweet imperial stout base. Plenty of dark malt; slightly roasty; more like dark chocolate. Minor dark roast coffee in the background. Little hop character. Strong warming sensation in the throat from the serranos. Lingering earthy flavor. Well balanced overall, though not amazing. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; smooth texure; medium-low CO2. No alcohol presence (heat from peppers probably overrides alcohol). 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A fine imperial stout with strong pepper presence. Probably better paired with food rather than drank by itself. 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.