Stay Tuned

Pennsylvania
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

This Imperial Stout has a roasty aroma with hints of toasted marshmallow, followed by intense flavors of dusty, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, and a pleasantly warm, full bodied finish.

Profile

ABV: 
10.1%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
50 - 55º
Hops: 
Apollo, Columbus
Malts: 
Pale malt, Dark Munich, Flaked Oats, Crystal 45, Chocolate malt, English Roasted Barley
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Stay Tuned is an Imperial Stout, BJCP Category 20C. The aroma of this beer is super clean. It's roasty and smooth, and that's about it. Surprisingly, the roasted character doesn't accompany any coffee, smokey, or fruity aromas; it's simply clean, roasted malt. Naturally, it's nearly black in color, with a solid tan head.  This beer's flavor, like the aroma, is cleanly roasty with light sweetness and a hint of caramel. It's moderately bitter, accentuated by ethanol. It feels warm and is well carbonated, which combine to make the finish pretty lively. Kudos for fermenting an Imperial Stout so cleanly, but overall, this is a simple, straightforward example with no bells, whistles, or complexity.