APPEARANCE: Cola-like opaque dark brown. Dark tan foam quickly evaporates. Fine carbonation visible. 1/3
Sweet bourbon flavor throughout. Vanilla and cocoa emerge at the apex
but are background notes. Fairly strong palette of dark fruit with
slight cherry cola flavor. Not much roasted malt or hops. Treacle or
toffee sensation on the finish. Alcohol is strong, but not overpowering.
Sweet, but not cloying. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full bodied.
Mouthfeel seems a bit thin and too highly carbonated. Alcohol is warm,
but not phenolic or burning. Aftertaste is quite clean. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A beer of this size and stature should be amazing, but this is merely good. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 34/50
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.