AROMA: Sweet dark malt and fruits; whiskey note in the background. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Dark brown to black; fairly clear with no highlights. Small, tan, soapy head mostly evaporates. 1/3
Quite sweet with smooth dark grain flavors and restrained bitterness.
Some cola-like taste and sweetness. Slightly chocolaty. Whiskey-soaked
oak chips impart only faint flavor and mostly on the end. Some toffee
notes as well. No hop presence. 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with low carbonation and watery texture. Very smooth with clean aftertaste; no alcohol presence. 3/5
IMPRESSION: As a stout it’s pretty good, but the wood aging doesn’t do
much for it. Sweet for a stout (but not cloying). 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.