Chad9976 (1607) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewing beer with sweet potatoes is definitely an interesting premise, and I’ve had a really excellent beer that utilized that ingredient. In the case of Lazy Magnolia Jeff Stout it’s a much different experience. This is a light milk stout base that includes sweet potato presumably for flavor rather than as an adjunct. As a milk stout it’s only average and it really doesn’t work as a novelty beer at all.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a wine glass. It was bottled on 10/6/15 and cost $2.59 ($0.22 per ounce).
Appearance: Dark brown/black proper hue. No visible carbonation. Pours to a fairly large, dark tan, foamy head which retains and laces well enough.
Smell: The lactose sugar is prominent, as is the bottle’s age with a noticeable tangy/metallic scent. Some chocolate notes, but as if the chocolate had expired.
Taste: This was actually my second time trying this beer. Someone sent me a bottle a while ago but it was well over a year old at the time and it was undrinkable. This bottle is less than three months old but it has all the signs of a much older beer. Much like the nose, there’s a noticeable and distracting tanginess. Not quite sour or tart lacto presence; just something all old stouts seem to have. I will say that there’s some nice chocolate flavors on the finish along with deeply roasted malt. I also detect a slight cola flavor as well. The sweet potatoes seem to be completely absent, though. I doubt anyone could pick them out in a blind tasting. So this beer fails to deliver on its marketing.
Drinkability: It doesn’t say on the bottle, but apparently Lazy Magnolia Jeff Stout is only 4.65% ABV, which is much lighter than you’d think it’d be. Though it does have a light body and thin mouthfeel to match. The texture is akin to tepid soda. Still, it is smooth and finishes mostly clean. Despite the low gravity, I wouldn’t see any point in sessioning it.
BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
As a Mississippian, I really wanted to be impressed by this novel offering. The truth, it’s a bit weird in a subtle, but not in an altogether wonderful way. I have seen the other reviews, but I can’t detect much as far as aroma goes. Just a mild, non-deScript sweetness. The beer pours beyond Coca-Cola black, with a tannish, controllable head that can be as foamy or unnoticeable as you like. There is some coffee, maybe chocolate in the middle between a very mild start and a milky finish. That whole lactose thing is pretty danged pronounced. I just don’t detect much as far as sweet potatoes are concerned. Overall, pleasant and drinkable, but a bit disappointing.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Craftsmen. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Roasted malt aroma and flavor are prominent. Definitely some coffee and dark chocolate. Some vanilla extract and creamy, sugary sweetness to it as well. Light acidity to the finish. Mild bitterness as well. Kind of a creme brulee note. Not sure what the sweet potatoes add, but it’s a fine enough beer.
skatanarchy (212) - - NOV 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
레이지 메그놀리아 브루잉 - 제퍼슨 스타우트 5% ABV 고구마와 유당이 첨가된 달콤한 스타우트. 은은한 단맛과 기분좋은 커피향의 긴여운을 가지고 있는 스타우트 맥주. 바디감 자체는 상당히 가볍다.
다만 병을 딴직후에 코를 꼭지에 들이대면 식초냄새가 슬쩍 올라온다. 보관을 위해 이산화황 같은 무슨 게스를 따로 주입하는건가. 조금 당황스러웠던 기억.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black color; Light to medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, lactose, hops, and some caramel; Decent.
pumpmaster (1349) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at the Holy Mackerel bar in Davie, FL for $6.00 8/8/15 Very good.
ajtrupp (328) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the opposite of a Duplass brothers movie. They undersell and hope people are impressed. The name here promises a lot, but doesn’t deliver much.
vyvvy (5375) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a tan head. The aroma has smooth roast, lactose, mild squash and smooth veggie notes that kinda work. It has a medium body with very soft carbonation. The flavor starts with roast, chocolate, sweet potatoes and some milk. The finish is dry and a bit chalky.
gregwilsonstl (1851) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells kinda like milk. Smooth and creamy. Nice sweetness. Hard to pick up sweet potatoes. Slight chocolate at the end.
Zweibel (5) - Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smelled and looked great. Unfortunately the sweet potato was barely there, and overall the taste was quite average.