Dan Martich

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Beer Judge

Drawn to craft beer since the early 90s. He's been homebrewing for over 20 years, and a BJCP judge for nearly 10.  Dan calls himself the "beer hound", because finding good beer on his travels is what makes his tail wag.

Becoming a BJCP judge solidified his interest in craft beer, and improved the quality of his homebrews. He's enthusiastic about beer competitions, and has won many awards including a Gold Medal at the National Homebrew Competition.  He has served as a proctor, translator and exam grader for the BJCP.

My reviews

Apricot Sour

Feasta, Väsen Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
86
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Apricot Sour by Väsen Brewing Company is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

This beer poured light gold and very hazy with a thick white head. The head retention was customary for sour/wild ale styles in that it dropped fairly quickly... Read More

Judges Rating:
94
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Blueberry Pancake Pastry Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Mixed-Style Beer (Category 34B) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

Moderate aromas of unsweetened dark chocolate, fresh cacao beans with a very low maple syrup and lactose note... Read More

Campfire Coffee Stout

Campfire Coffee Stout, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Campfire Coffee Stout by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Mixed-Style Beer (Category 34B) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

Moderate aromas of rich dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and malt sweetness with a hint of smoke are found upon first... Read More

Llama Mama Milk Stout

Llama Mama Milk Stout, Darwin Brewing Co.
Judges Rating:
95
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Llama Mama by Darwin Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Sweet Stout (Category 16A) from the 2015 BJCP Style guidelines. 

This beer has aromas of roasted malt, creamy lactic milk from the added lactose that gives it its stylistic category. Moderate earthy hops are... Read More

Fight Milk

Fight Milk, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Rating:
92
Appearance:
6 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

 Fight Milk by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as an Oatmeal Stout (Category 16B) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Roasted malts, vanilla and coffee aromas are all present. Slight alcohols evaporated quickly, and the cream in the aroma is reminiscent of an ice cream float experience. ... Read More

Low Light

Low Light, Motorworks Brewing
Judges Rating:
93
Appearance:
5 / 6
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Low Light by Motorworks Brewing is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

Light straw color, a foamy white head with average persistence and small bubbles can be seen rising to the surface, which bring out the aromatics. Slightly hazy possibly due to... Read More

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