Continuing my journey through the beer from beers from Legal Draft Beer Company, this week we review Chief Justice Stout.
Poured very very cold from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass. Chief Justice Stout is a very dark brown almost black. It has the appearance of a really good root beer. The beer created a very tiny head that dissipated very very quickly. The aroma is a bit of chocolate, a hint of roasted malt, and what I can only describe as soy sauce. A bit of a phenol aroma as well.
The Taste of Chief Justice Stout
Chief Justice presents classic Stout elements, roasted barley, a mild cola taste, a slight sour almost lactic note at the finish. There is a slight metallic note. The mouthfeel is a little thin once the carbonation goes down.
“Brewed with chocolate malt and easy on the hops. A rich, smooth traditional stout.”
The Brewer’s philosophy
Legal Draft beer Company has a saying. What they call “The Beeranda Rights”
“You have the right to drink great beer. your beer should have flavor and character, be made locally with the highest quality ingredients, and be enjoyed with friends and family in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.”
This sums up their philosophy of brewing and atmosphere in the taproom.
Opinion of Chief Justice Stout
This stout is pretty good. The IBU of 33 is really a good indicator of the bitterness of Chief Justice. The bitterness is on point for a stout. I wish the carbonation has lasted longer. The fact that the carbonation goes away is really not a bad aspect, but it makes this beer drink like a cola. It is easy-drinking and that is good. It is really easy to down several quickly.
By the Numbers
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