jcwattsrugger (10000) - 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.
bb (5888) - 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 (8243) - 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 (3709) - 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 (735) - 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.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - 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 (5173) - 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 (6934) - 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.