Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Opaque, deep brown body, medium cream head. Licorice-sweet nose with dark sugars, spice, and yam. Spicy body with nutmeg notes complementing the roasted malts and chocolate. What I would expect if a stout was mixed with Anchor Our Special Ale. Good.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe 3/4/09 Dark brown pour with a cream head, and good lacing. Aromas of cinnamon brown sugar and molasses kiss the nose. Upon first taste , notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, dark fruit, and nutmeg greet the tongue. Not much in the way of sweet potato flavor except for the non cloying sweetness. Smooth creamy texture with a slight bitter at the end. Sure would be nice to see this bottled.
3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Eccentric Cade, Dec 22, 2007. Dark black and brown in color. A bit of a strange flavor, of course, with some chewy, starchy flavors and a hefty foreign-stout like quality, but I’m not really getting the sweet potatoes. It’s more like a sweet or foreign stout that used regular potatoes, because the potato flavor and the starches are there, but that sweet tuber flavor of the yams is missing. Has a bit of a pasty dryness in the back, with light roast.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe and served in an English pint glass. This stout poured a dark brown with a nice rocky head of orangish/tan foam that slightly lasted. Some faint lacing was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer consisted of roasted malts, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The flavor was made up of mild coffee, roasted notes, cinnamon, nutmeg, and just a hint of sweet potato. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. This was a very interesting stout. I am usually not a huge fan of sweet potatos in general, but it worked well in this beer. Nice job!
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Eccentric Cafe. Dark brown/black pour with almost no head. I was a little nervous about this, who knows what could go wrong with a Sweet Potato stout? Flavors were an interesting mix of stout-like roasted malt and pie spices. The two worked pretty well together, and I wouldn’t have guessed there were any sweet potatoes involved in this one. Both mouthfeel and pour were kind of thin, but flavor more than made up for it.