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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: February 05, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet patato aroma with a touch of cinamon and nutmeg
Flavor: sweet patato flavor, touch of roasted, light bitterness from the nutmeg
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Draft sample. Poured a dark reddish brown color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex toasted malt, sweet potato aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy roasted sweet starch dry finish of moderate duration. This is a solid complex brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft at the source. Solid clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of dark cocoa powder. Taste is smooth dark cocoa, light coffee. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Served on draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large brown creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, tart fruits, potatoes and spicy notes. The taste is earthy and vegetal notes, potatoes, roasted malts, sugar and tart fruits. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7876) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft. Sweet potato and chocolate malt aroma. Black with small head. Lightly sweet sweet potato, cola and cocoa malt flavor. Nicely blended. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
6oz on tap at Keystone in Hyde Park. Near-black color. Some clear red around the edges. Thin tan head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Good-looking stout. Medium-plus body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good moderately full mouthfeel for the ABV. Good light spiciness in the aroma. Nice sort of darker chocolate. Sort of subtle sweet potato, but it’s definitely there and it works well with the rest of the beer, the whole thing is pretty well integrated. Light roast. Moderate bitterness, moderate spice. Light sweet. Great stuff, really.. I’m surprised by how much I ended up liking this. Clearly, Bell’s knows stouts. And they’ve done almost every type, apparently. Now sweet potato. Keep ’em coming!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Sampler pour on tap at All Stouts Day 2012 (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a richer brownish black hue, good hazy body with some glow on the edges. A frothy tannish head dies to a ring, laces ok. Aromas are Thanksgiving, pie spice. Mellow earthy sweetness, cinnamon and spice. Nutmeg, clove, and caramel. Gentle toasty roast. Initial is medium bodied, some firm roasty malts, ash, and earth, toffee, caramel and vanilla. Smoothed out darker malts, toasty, kiss of coffee, earth and dryness. Growing spice, nutmeg and ginger, sweet potato, and dryness. Roasty, some cocoa, nice pie spice. Enjoyable, spicy, with some nice life. Pie spice. Enjoyable, some nice dynamic balance, complexity. Solid. I’d probably give a slight edge to this over Harry McGill’s.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; a semi-transparent cola with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, sweet potato, and related spices. Tastes like it smells, only better and more well-balanced. Solid on the palate. An interesting spin on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5042) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Oddly enough, this was my second sweet potato beer of the day. Is this a thing now? Are we all about sweet potatoes now? At any rate, I got a surprisingly dry-ish palate, lots of sweet potato and coffee (an odd combination that kind of worked) , and some chocolate. More coffee and sweet potato in the flavor, too. I liked it.


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