Appearance (20%) – Poured a molasses color with a frothy milky-cocoa head that diminished slowly, undetectable carbonation through the dark body.
Scent (20%) – Nose gathers chocolate maltiness, woodiness, and slight florals.
Taste (40%) – Dry stout, much like a Guinness with a bit more floral hop character, and less of the cream. Dry-roasted nuts seem to be detectable on a healthy burp.
Mouthfeel (10%) – Medium-light body goes down smooth.
Drinkability (10%) – Very drinkable, it nails the Irish Dry Style with slight variation. An enjoyable session brew.
Appearance (20%) = 4.0
Scent (20%) = 3.0
Taste (40%) = 3.5
Mouthfeel (10%) = 4.0
Drinkability (10%) = 4.0
Total = 3.6, B