SG111 (1178) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at whole foods, Auburn Hills. Pours dark chestnut, creamy tan head. Christmas Stout, sweet potato, cinnamon, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is similar. Oh man, this would be such a great Christmas beer. I like this bad boy.
mmm5288 (2) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark color. Nice head from the tap. Very sweet flavor with a full bodied aftertaste.
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From an old note, couple months back I think. Draft, Giant Eagle, Grandview:
brown pour, red tint, tan head. aroma of cocoa and spice. tastes are same with malty, nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee. light dry finish.
rondphoto (3840) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black color, beige rim head, dots of lace. Taste is heavy malt laced with, yes, sweet potato. Very light fizz on the swallow, barely hopped (the potato is quite enough). Huge body, complex, quickly filling, but not a winning combo.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours basically black with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty and earthy with some light sweetness. It’s somewhat spicy smelling and certainly features sweet potato.
The flavor is chocolaty and lightly smoky with a nice sweetness to it. The bitterness is mild but comes off in a sort espresso kind of way. The sweet potato flavor is pretty forward but also is pretty well controlled. There is some light caramel.
Everything plays well together in this one for sure.
JStax (4990) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. The beer is a darker brown with a mhaki head of foam. The aroma is very reminiscent of sweet potatoes and brown sugar, like what you would have for a holiday meal. Somewhat sweet and a bit roasty. Medium body and belvety carbonation.
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap - Pours near black and smells of roasted malt and chocolate. It tastes of sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and maybe a little spice. Honestly I don’t notice anything that tasted or smelled like sweet potatoes, but it’s an enjoyable stout just the same.
drfabulous (6305) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Hop Cat. Nutmeg all over. Sweet potato pie. Thanksgiving desert. Maple syrup.
ContemplateBeer (1969) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
6 oz. pour at Liquor Barn (Jefferson Commons). Aroma: Fairly straightforward chocolate with a lighter sweet, starchy component. Not as blatantly sweet potato infused as Lazy Magnolia’s sweet potato beer. Appearance: Solid black pour with light carbonation holding up a foamy light tan cap. Flavor: Lightly sweet chocolate malts up front with a touch of sweet potato towards the finish, which is mostly dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: For a Bell’s stout/porter, it was a pretty mundane experience.
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Studio 35 at the Dude-a-Thon on 1/17/16. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, cinnamon, caramel and some roast. Malt and cinnamon flavor with a roasty finish.