Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Brew Bus Double Decker

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20ChadPolenz (1729) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 13C English Porter

AROMA: Sweet nose of toasted and other dark malt (caramel); milk chocolate; coffee and low fruity esters. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Brown proper; slight ruby highlights. Large tan frothy head retains and laces very well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Sweet palette throughout with dark lightly toasted malts creating for most of the flavor. Some milk chocolate, caramel and butterscotch notes lurk in the background and all become very sweet as it finishes (but not cloying). Moderate earthy/floral hop flavor and bitterness, but palette is probably a little too unbalanced for the style. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and CO2. Seems much lighter than 6.5% ABV, though. Very quaffable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Delicious taste and great drinkability. A little too sweet for the style (probably better marketed as a British Brown Ale). 9/10