AROMA: Fairly generic lager scent; no dark malt or sweetness. Slightly musty, otherwise neutral. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red to black proper. Medium dark tan foam. 2/3
Light/moderate dark malt with slight bready quality. Some roasted malt
comes through on the second half with a nice (but quick) chocolate
flavor. Some dry bitterness is noticeable with mild spicy hop flavor.
Bottle may have suffered some heat damage; palette is mild and a tad
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; moderate CO2; not crisp but not viscous like a stout. Smooth texture. Some lingering astringency. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Average example of the style at best. Seems off. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 28/50
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.