ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Sweet potato is not apparent in the nose; lactose more noticeable along with pleasant coffee notes and very light chocolate. Appearance: Dark chestnut brown with a slim tan head that culminates with a bubbly ring. Flavor: Almost like a session foreign stout; a touch of light berry esters up front that transitions into coffee; chocolate is nearly absent and still no sweet potato. Palate: Light body, thin texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Despite the lowish rating, I could drink this all day. It doesn’t have the flavor presence of the top tier stouts, but it’s a fascinating little beer. After rinsing my palate with a glass of water- a lingering, but unmistakable sweet potato flavor finally made an appearance. A concept worth repeating. Bottle at 4.5%
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: this beer is pitch black, even when held up to the light it’s only transparent on the outermost edges, pours with a large creamy tan head
Aroma: sweet, heavy cream, strong coffee, chocolate,
Taste: sweet, coffee, dark roasted malt, has a very light bitter finish, I can taste the milk too
Palate: this is where this beer shines in my opinion, has a very soft velvety mouthfeel, minimal coffee bitter aftertaste, average carbonation
Overall: the more stouts I drink the more I like them, this one has a low abv and would actually be a session stout,
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
c/o GreatDane1632 - Thank you Dane! 1st MS beer.
Aroma - this is the only place where the sweet potato showed up for me. It’s the yam/sweet potato candied thing going on, but you have to hone in on it. You can tell it’s going to be sweet in taste, there is also nice roast quality to it. There is also a little coffee tucked in there as well.
Appearance - body is black; liquid is opaque; the head is light brown/tan starts about 1/2" and it eventually settles into a thin slice
Taste - is primarily sweet, there is a bit of roast, some chocolate, and a bit of roast.
Palate - body is full; the texture is creamy; the carbonation is average; the finish is a nice mild roast, very silky smooth and enjoyable.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, hints of slight lactose into some slight acidic malt, hints of a earthy note in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet sugary notes, slight lactose into some earth, hints of roast, coffee, slight chocolate, finishing slightly acidic, dry.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting in Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. As Jeff Stout. Very dark brown with tan head. Roasted yam and slightly chocolatey aroma, a little smoky bitterness in the mouth, along with vegetables esp. sweet potatoes. Body’s a bit too light, aftertaste that reminds me of the liquid that comes out of oven-roasted sweet potatoes and mild carbonation.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Felix’s Oyster House in NOLA. Pour is murky brown with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, cotton candy. Big hit of that sweet/sour sweet potato on the first sip. Very intriguing. Has almost a cloying effect but it was not unpleasant. The creaminess here intrigued everyone at the table. I see the low ratings but have to say this one did it for me. I’m a fan.
jhp40219 (387) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a two finger chocolate brown head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, toasted malt, sweet potato, nuts. Taste is toasted malt, milk chocolate, slightly sweet and nutty with a bit of sweet potato in the background. Nice bit of hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Somewhat creamy palate and average carbonation. a little thin for a milk stout, but overall very good.
tomer (2244) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, creamy long lasting light brown head, very dark brown but not completely opaque, aroma of mollases, dark bread and some pruness, dark chocolate, and some sweet potatoes in the back, flavour of coffee, mocha and charred wood, quite dry, light bodied,. the aroma promises much, the flavour dissapoints. Fair.
drfabulous (4916) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle best by 5/14 on the bottle. Black with tan head. Creamy with a bit of milk stout taste to it. Not sure what sweet potatoes do. Taste is porter/light stout.
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(from 2012 notes)
Growler fill from the first pour out of a new keg at Moondog Growlers. Poured about 1 hour later into a Porter Bar goblet.
Pours a dark reddish-brown, and sits almost black in the glass. A modest but creamy tan head fades fast and leaves little lacing.
Aroma: dark roasted chocolate malt, sweet with perhaps some sweet potato; faint earthy hop notes.
T: A sweet and creamy flavor, with hints of milf chocolate and coffee. Blemished by a faint sour note that, to be fair, is characteristic of milk stouts. The taste actually deteriorates a little with warming, becoming more sour and less malty, unusual for a stout.
M: Creamy smooth; full bodied; acceptable low carbonation.
O: Another (with pecan beer) disappointing offering from this brewer, but better than the pecan ale and certainly a decent brew.