kidmartinek (2452) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black gold. Quickly diminishing khaki head. Dark roasted malt aroma. Heavy carbonation which comes through fizzy on the palate. The beer has a long taste and almost tastes like smoked malt was used. Reminds me of urban camping. A bit thin in the body for a stout. Almost lagerish. Roasted malt aftertaste. Iím not tasting the potatoes or anything else mentioned in the.description except for the southernness.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the Nashville Flying Saucer. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has roasted malts and dark grains up front with a hint of underlying sweetness. Flavor does have a sweet potato note that works well with the dark grains and roasted malts.
Dixonian (1470) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black brew with some tan head. Aromas of yams, smoke, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Flavor is sweet - the sweet potatoes add some interesting spices. Would be amazing if it was a bit less sweet.
degbert (804) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (special tasting bottle -- not normally bottled). Nose is rich and smoky with coffee, chocolate, and orange notes. Pours an opaque brown-black with a light head. Not very sweet, with a round, glycerine mouthfeel and impressive notes of espresso; I can taste the sweet potatoes, and I like sweet potatoes, so bonus points there. One of the better examples of the style Iíve had.
andyhwcinc (1136) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at a Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA...the butthole of America. Appearance is pitch black with a rich, robust light tan head, looks decadent. Aroma is very nice and unique, a bit of starchiness to it, light chocolate and cream. Taste is pretty outstanding, has a nice nutty flavor to it with obvious lactose presence, the sweet potato is great as a complimentary ingredient. Finishes a bit dry, moderate body and carbonation. Great stuff, probably wonít have many other brews from this small brewery but Iím enjoying this one for sure.
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours black with a thin khaki head that doesnít leave any lacing. Not much on the nose. Some dark chocolate and raisin on the tongue. A bit of tartness and lactose on the finish. Solid but Iím not dying for another.
magsinva (600) - Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ flying saucer Nashville - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, not getting the advertised sweet potato. Taste is sweet with a dry finish. Mouth feel is full like milk. Overall, solid effort, but I still feel cheated by the missing sweet potatoes.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has got to be my favorite dark beer. I love the idea of having sweet potatoes as an ingredient. When we tried the unfiltered version of this beer, we found it had layers of flavor and surprisingly finished with a Thin Mint taste! Rob, unfortunately, is not a fan of dark beers, and he said the filtered version "tastes like a cigarette" to him. Every time someone pours him a bit of Jefferson Stout, he pours it into my glass when no one is looking, which is fine by me. :o)
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour, brown head. Raisins, prunes, pumpernickel bread, chocolate, coffee and roast in the nose. Flavor leads with dark fruit, lactose sugar, prunes, roasted malt, chocolate. Pretty good stuff.
Cybercat (2452) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful sable with a fairly thick light tan head. Aroma has notes of roast coffee and molasses as well as burnt malt. Flavor has coffee, licorice and chocolate tones with a hint of smoky wood. Full-bodied texture has some good fizz. Didnít get any sweet potato or milk notes, but it is still a tasty and enjoyable stout.