Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saltwater Sea Cow Milk Stout


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20ChadPolenz (1708) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 16A Sweet Stout

AROMA: Roasted malt, coffee, some [dark] chocolate. Only slight cream sweetness. Minor floral hops. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Straight black hue. Small tan foamy head. Trace lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Dark roasted malt throughout most of the palette. Underlying flavor of black coffee. A light creamy sweetness emerges at the apex, with a hint of vanilla. Floral hop flavor is noticeable as is bitterness. Quite roasty and bitter for the style; this is not as sweet as most milk stouts. Could pass for a standard stout. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Slight smoky aftertaste, but not astringent. No residual sweetness. No alcohol presence. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: In the ballpark of a milk stout, but better considered as an American Stout with some lactose. Not nearly sweet enough. 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 30/50