I brewed this beer a few weeks ago and it was the first one I went to town with water additions on. The water supply I’m using is filtered rain water, so is pretty similar to distilled water. For a porter I really wanted to get the water profile right.
Here’s how I’d score it. Note: I’m not a beer judge, this is mainly to try and improve myself 😊
Strong malt aroma. Hops not detectable. Smoky/Toasty chocolate and vanila flavours. Nothing unpleasant, but I’d prefer the aroma was a bit stronger
Dark red/brown. Clarity is difficult to tell due to the color. Nice head retention
This is the hardest one for me to rate, so this is just what comes to mind when I’m tasting:
Earthy. Carabel. Smoke and wood. Chocolate. Spicy.
I like the flavour, so 🤷♀️
Mouth feel: 4/5
Mouth feel is nice and creamy. Slightly too alcoholic I think. There is a warming aftertaste. Carbonation is fine. Balance is grain-forward, which is good for the style.
Overall Impression: 8/10
I really quite like this beer. When I brew it again I think I want to get some stronger aromas but I’d also like to drop the alcohol down a level to make it more sessionable.