Sunday, March 26, 2017

Perrin/Cigar City/Oskar Blues Triangulation Imperial Oatmeal Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1778) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2017

DOC: 1/9/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 20C Imperial Stout

AROMA: Dark malt but not intense. Notes of black licorice, sugar, and coffee. A noticeable alcohol scent. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Very dark brown with hazy magenta highlights (otherwise opaque). Moderate tan foam retains and laces fairly well. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderate strong dark maltiness throughout. A bit mild at first with a general unsweetened chocolate or coffee taste. A firm bitter bite at the apex finishing with a resiny/piney hop flavor. Back end is quite sweet with notes of caramel and toffee with some dark fruits and black licorice in the aftertaste. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. More crisp than velvety, though it is smooth. Seems a bit lighter than 9% ABV. Alcohol imparts a drying sensation and can be felt in the sinuses. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A good imperial stout that’s well-balanced and no challenge to drink. 7/10