rougeau13 (1943) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 On tap at Luna’s in lake charles, LA. Dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, smoke, and a bit of sweetness from the lactose/sweet potato. Tastes roasted and slightly sweet, with a mild coffee bitterness. Medium bodied, a little creamy, and moderately carbonated. Decent stuff.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black appearance with tan head. Aroma contains some chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Flavor is bittersweet with chocolate, coffee, and some smokiness. Aftertaste shows some coffee bitterness. Overall pretty good beer.
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from my buddy Aaron. Pours black with a thick off white head. Huge coffee, lactose, sweet potato, chocolate and roasted grain aroma. Taste is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and roasted grain. Complex, tasty and very sessionable stout.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a nice, light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, some molasses, spicy. Tastes roasty and chocolatey with a nice, full bodied finish.
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[March 11, 2011]
1/2 pint at Trappeze Pub. This is rather dark with a decent head. The aroma is sweet with lots of chocolate and caramel with a nuttiness. I didn’t really get any sweet potato until I took a few sips. It’s kind of mild but provides a smoothness, for lack of a better word. It’s a pretty sweet beer with plenty of chocolatey flavor, but not over the top. This is one of the better things I’ve had from Lazy Magnolia.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Memphis. Big and rich character, and I don’t mean the country band. Sweet and quite creamy. Not a trace of any sweet potato, but after seeing the canned yams at the brewery in Kiln, I had to give this try. I’d guess they add the thick body, maybe some of the sweetness. Otherwise, you’d just find this as a nice milky, creamy sweet stout. (#4052, 12/18/2010)
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2010 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Black. Smokey, sweet aroma. Flavor is coffee and stout, plus some odd background notes. I see that that it is brewed with sweet potatoes. When I sampled it, I got some odd flavors and smells, but I didn’t immediately think sweet potato. But it works, I guess.
BeerandBlues2 (9382) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear black with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, chocolate, toasted), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of sour milk and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (woody), average esters (fruity) with notes of licorice. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth and a medium dry finish.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The nose is pretty undefined - a bit of roast but not much else. Flavor again is pretty restrained - a bit of roast, some bitterness.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.