Beer Name: Vertically Challenged Stout
Brewery: Rotating Midget Brewing
Style: Dry Irish Stout
Woz’s Score: 75/100
Average Score: 83.6/100
What it looks like:
Missing a typical red hue you see in most Irish Stouts. Heavily carbonated, with tons of medium sized bubbles riddle the glass. Thick head that sat like Rosa Parks at a La-Z-Boy store, with a cappuccino color.
Appearance Score: 8
What is smells like:
Soy sauce and malt forward, no presence of hop off the nose, creamy, biscuit, and slightly sweet, with a whiff of alcohol.
Aroma Score: 25
What is tastes like:
@52 degrees. Dry forward with big bold and dry almost hop presence. Yeast presence after the dryness tapers off. Carbonation adds to the dryness and detracts from the malt flavor.
Taste Score: 30
Overly dry in my opinion, smooth follow up that shows real promise
Mouthfeel Score: 12
In my opinion this would be better titled a porter, as it lacks body to my taste, to claim the stout designation. Yeast presence is welcome but again, odd considering the style. Creamy finish is welcome and in my opinion the best part of this brew. Solid aroma is the most memorable aspect. Hats off to Ryan Monahan, Long time friend and the inventor of “Ryan’s Reversal” for his first HOME BREW and official BeerWoz tasting. I have know Ryan for many years and it takes balls to ask to for an honest opinion vs what your friends would say. “Give it to me straight, I don’t want to hear some bullshit about how great it is, if it sucks.” Ryan is detected and methodical, and I have all the faith in the world that with some time and tweaks he is going to bring great things to the beer scene.