Two-Column Barley Homebrew – Lavender Stout

Two-Column Barley Homebrew - Lavender Stout

Two-Column Barley Homebrew – Lavender Stout

Lavender Stout
BJCP Style: 30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 45
Brewed on: 3/20/16
Bottled on: 4/5/16
Tasting on: 6/17/16
Glass: Stout
Brewer: Mike Zydowicz
Awards: 1st Place – 2016 Wisconsin State Fair Amateur Homebrew Show (BJCP Scoresheets)

Malts: 2-Row, Caramel 60L, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, Flaked Wheat, Munich 10L, Roasted Barley
Hops: Centennial
Special Ingredients: Lavender
Bottle Conditioned

Aroma: Overtones of moderate lavender and minor rye. Undertones of chocolate.  9/10

Appearance: Opaque black body with very dark ruby highlights when held to light. Tan head with fine bubbles and excellent retention. 9.5/10

Flavor: Low-moderate lavender in the beginning, followed by minor dark chocolate and low dark-roasted malt. Moderate-high lavender in the end along with low hop bitterness. Minor umami in the aftertaste along with lingering lavender reminiscent of soap. 18/20

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium-light body with low-moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 9.5/10

Overall Impression: Just enough lavender to complement the dark-roasted malts. The medium-light body and lavender make a refreshing stout for spring. 46/50

Final Score: 92%

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