Saturday, December 17, 2016

Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20ChadPolenz (1732) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer (base style: 20C Imperial Stout)

AROMA: General dark malt presence, but no roasted malt per se. Low amount of cherry aroma. Some alcohol is present. No distinctive hops. Mild nose overall. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Deep brown to black with ruby red highlights. Large tan froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Mildly sweet with dark malt throughout. No roasted character and bitterness is quite low. Slight mint taste on the backend. Some black licorice in the aftertaste. Cherry is present, but is subtle and not sour at all. Palette is entirely too weak and pedestrian. 10/20

MOUTHFEEL: Only medium bodied for 9.2%. Carbonation is low. Texture is smooth but watery. Finishes very clean. Some alcohol warmth. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A wimpy impy stout base and a poor fruity addition. Tastes old but bottle was fresh. 4/10