AROMA: Strong roasted malt aroma. Slight sweetness in the background (baker’s chocolate?). Very faint resiny hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Opaque black, no highlights. Large tan foam dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing. 2/3
Strong roasted malt right away. Dark chocolate flavor in the
background. Moderate coffee flavor and bitterness on the finish.
Aftertaste is initially sweet but becomes astringent. Faint tanginess.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; smooth texture (a little too bubbly to be creamy). No alcohol presence. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: More than a solid stout, but less than a stellar one. Definitely enjoyable and to-spec. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 36/50
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.