Strykzone (4191) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Almost black with a creamy tan head. This negons with cocoa, and it is powdery. Later dark chocolate is added to the cocoa. Even later roasted coffee notes and some tobacco are tasted. Hop bitterness throughout. A creamy feel.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Malt and caramel aroma. Caramel and malt flavor with light lemon. Medium bodied. Caramel and malt linger with light lemon and light roast.
Lubiere (9028) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A clear brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, caramel malt with fruity esters, light peated, notes. In mouth, a sweet roasted caramel malt fruity esters, more like a dunkelweizen, not a stout for sure. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 15 2013.
unclemattie (3899) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is neither Russian or a Stout, discuss. On the menu as Russian Stout. Tap @ brewery. Cola colored, no head. Total loss of carbonation. Scents of toasted grains, dark malts, along with some off notes. Tastes of dark malt, roasted barley grain. sweet taste. Finishes like a German Alt, malty. Clearly, they made this beer to satisfy the tastes of the masses. Overall, this beer is more of a Brown Ale than any Stout, let alone Russian. (3532)
jjgmd (1043) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at brewery, poured on chilled glasses which is a no no, small head. Sweet malty chocolate nose. Taste is very light and not much flavor. Finishes weakly.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours dark copper with a retaining tan head and trailing lace. Aroma is roasty/chocolate-medium/dark malt, 2nd earthy. Taste is roasty/anise-medium/dark malt, 2nd earthy/spice hops. Nice roasty Brown ale.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sedimented medium brown with a fairly thick head. Served in a massive goblet. Toasty nose with some gasoline notes, extract style. Toasty and dry with a slight tartness and off-notes.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at brewpub, comes in a thick Trappist-style goblet! Is muddled brown. Looks like a failed stout and smells like one too. Just not enough dark roasted malt. Smells very doughy. The flavors are off, with a little tartness in the end. Not so good :(
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MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line :
Silky and sweet, this Stoutís caramelized cereals also develop light roast and toast before diving into a timid finish.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slab of creamy foam dips into the blackness. This comes in a humongous chalice when you order the large serving. Quite impressive.
-This is not served with nitrogen.
-Bitterness could be amped up to balance out the sweetness and increase drinkability.
-Milk chocolate flavors can be found.
-Its simplicity makes it forgettable, but it remains a beer which serves its purpose for such a commercial area.
On tap at the brewpub.