Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours black, off-white head. It’s a strange, but good, mix of aromas/flavors. I get burnt pancakes, coffee, and a rich roasted malt... ending with hops.
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is classic Irish dry stout with some dark fruit. The flavor is coffee, dark fruit and and a bitter finish.
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 BJCP Category: 20B American Stout
AROMA: Strong roasted malt aroma. Slight sweetness in the background (baker’s chocolate?). Very faint resiny hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Opaque black, no highlights. Large tan foam dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing. 2/3
FLAVOR: Strong roasted malt right away. Dark chocolate flavor in the background. Moderate coffee flavor and bitterness on the finish. Aftertaste is initially sweet but becomes astringent. Faint tanginess. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; smooth texture (a little too bubbly to be creamy). No alcohol presence. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: More than a solid stout, but less than a stellar one. Definitely enjoyable and to-spec. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 36/50
DISCLAIMER: 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.
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, NOLA, 30.4.16. Black with a tan head. Chocolate milk and light roastiness in the nose, some chocolate cake too. Roasty chocolate, a little bit of metal and ash in the mouth. Full body, very fizzy, chocolate finish.
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint can. Coal black body with a sticky cobweb of foam. Aroma of espresso, dark milk chocolate and a bit of char. Flavor shows the same mix plus a bit of graham cracker on the front and some occasional burnt salty popcorn on the finish. Medium body has a pleasant medium carbonation and a decent, if slightly bi-polar balance.
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Sample on tap at brewpub
Appearance: Black pour. Thin head of mocha bubbles.
Nose: Strong roasted dark malt and cocoa
Taste: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate bitters
Body: Medium to full
Parting thoughts: A very decent stout.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, small head. Aroma: very intense aroma of coffee, roasted malt, a touch of milk. Taste: again coffee, roasted malt, a bit of coffee sourness in the palate. Great.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roast and cocoa. Medium mouth, cracker malt, roast, dark chocolate, lingering dry finish, very good.
glennmastrange (2667) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Heavy malt aromas of toasted and dark chocolate, light herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with a note of cardboard and a hint of whiskey in the background. Head is large, frothy/creamy, light brown with slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly dry finish. A smooth and very easy drinking Stout.
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Opaque black with foamy tan head. Moderately full body; but not syrupy, creamy, or silky.
Aroma: metallic, roasted barley, carob, cacao, faint herbal hops.
Taste: lots of roasted barley, rubber phenol, espresso.
Very dry, and overly roasty.