Imperial Jo - Lancaster Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a sweet caramel and milk chocolate smell mixed with tons of a milky smell. Along with these sweeter smells are some hints of a roasted malt and a bit of a coffee like smell, bringing a bit of a late like aroma to the smell. This one has very big, sweet and darker aroma producing a smell that is akin to chocolate milk shake with a bit of a coffee smell mixed within. Overall the aroma is very delicious smelling.
Taste – The taste begins much drier then the nose would have let on. It begins with tons of a roasted malt taste with some hints of a dark chocolate flavor and a bit of a caramel and vanilla flavor. As the taste moves forward the caramel and vanilla begin fading, all the while, with a bitter coffee flavor working its way onto the tongue. The coffee starts out lighter, but grows rather intense more toward the end of the flavor profile with a little bit of an earthy and herbal taste coming to the tongue as well, bittering the overall taste even more. In the end with a bit of a lactose sugar flavor bringing a light level of milky sweetness to the brew, one is left with a nice cappuccino like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on slightly thinner side for a milk stout of 8 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the darker and coffee flavors of the brew, but a thicker and creamier body would have been better for creating a more milk chocolate cappuccino like feel to the brew, really accentuating all the nice flavors. Overall the feel was just OK.
Overall – The aroma was awesome, the taste was dry, but quite nice none the less, but the feel could have used a bit of a thicker feel. Overall rather nice however and a nice one to try if you are looking for a somewhat drier coffee milk stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 18:37:22 | More by Darkmagus82
Imperial Jo from Lancaster Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.