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Albino Stout

December, 2016
Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Being light in color but with stout-like flavors is quite the unusual objective for this beer.  Light golden at 4 SRM, the appearance certainly meets objective number one.  The aroma is a rich, roasty coffee with hints of chocolate in the background.  The flavor displays even more chocolate than the aroma while the prominent roasty coffee continues to be the highlight.  The mouthfeel displays a medium body but lacks a silky smooth texture characteristic of milk stouts.  The finish is moderate-light in bitterness with rich coffee and chocolate lingering long in the finish.  While this “stout” is quite an interesting concept, the coffee and chocolate are not suggestive of a stout’s aroma and flavors.  Regardless, the coffee aroma is wonderfully rich and the cocoa compliments well making this an interesting beer nonetheless.  Try this one blindfolded and see if you can picture this as a stout!

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