beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head, one to two fingers. No lacing. The color and the pour are pretty. Well, thereís some lacing as you swish it around.
Aroma is amazing! I smell coffee, but not real strong. I smell chocolate, but not too strong. I smell fresh cream, that is pretty strong. I smell sweet potato, but thatís not real strong. As far as nose goes, this is perfect!!
After al that hype and all that teasing with the aroma, the taste is somewhat of a let down. First off, itís not a very heavy body. Itís thin, and itís somewhat watery. However, I do taste the coffee and the chocolate. The cream is there, but it comes in late. The sweet potato is there, I can taste it, but itís more in the finish and aftertaste. The more I drink, the more pronounced it becomes. But it also has a sweetness, perhaps molassess...? After all that, it needs some body to it.
Mouthfeel is too thin. Needs body, needs some bitterness too it. Itís slightly bitter toward the end. But the sweet potato (yes, I can taste it) sort of takes over. Itís more of sweet potato skin than anything. It could use some work.
Overall, this is my first ever sweet potato beer. I was excited to see it on the shelf. Iím excited to try it. Iíll be excited to try it again...just not this one probably. Not that I donít like it, but I know there are other sweet potato beers out there, and Iíll search them out before I try this one again.
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle
Lazy Magnolia seems to be a mixed bag. This disappointing stout failed to impress and left me looking to another beer to salvage the evening. It lacks any glaring flaws but its forgettable nature and timid approach render it lost in a sea of thousands of similar beers.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base offers a bit of promise. Carbonation breaks the veil of creamy ochre head from time to time. Smoky malts, coffee, and sweet potato rise up with a strong burnt profile like toast left too long in the oven.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee scraped from the bottom of the pot chars the tongue with a burnt texture. Roasted ash briefly refreshes before a long lasting bitterness sticks to the throat. If it did not try to be so heavy handed it would have been far more enjoyable. Instead it takes things to such an extreme that it becomes immediately polarizing.
coldbrewky (1687) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of, yes, sweet potatoes. I usually find sweet potatoes a bit distateful. It worked in this scenario. Body is slick and finish appears nearly as fast as possible. A bit watery overall. I met my firstperson from Mississippi the other day. Since i have never been there, i asked what it was like. He said, its hot and miserable. I suppose this would be refreshing and then put you in a coma.
Ron (3569) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tao at cooter Brownís. Aroma of chocolate, cream, sweet potato, vanilla, light roast. The appearance is jet black, tan head. The flavor is chocolate and roasty. Not as sweet as the aroma. Not quite as thick in body as it should be, actually middle of the road. The finish is roasty, light resin, vegetable. Good overall.
jb (2932) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall hefe glass. Dark with no visible highlights. Crazy looking head. Nice sweet chocolate nose. Oily. Bittersweet chocolate taste with roasted malt. Great sweet stout at pier 424.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
sepia with a thin coffee ring, large bubbled. Cigarette ash nose, oppressively smoky, lightly earthy. Sugary front palate hides smoke, but oxidized and woody through the sticky, thin finish.
Cunningham (6952) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Deep dark almost black color with a beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee and dark malt.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted.
Overall impression: Nice mellow coffee beer.
Personal stats: Bottle (as Jeff Stout) from a trade with ★ RobertDale ★
US State #43
dmac (5587) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a medium density dark black with a smaller fizzy brown head. Aroma has an odd earthy sweetness that fades into a sugary bad chocolate. Body seems a little flat, softer carbonation and a milky watery mouthfeel. Flavor is the same as the aroma.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured black with tan head. Aroma is light roast. Sweet smooth chocolate taste with light roast. Very smooth!
Capa (2723) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour and dark brown head. Aroma is earthy, roasted malt, a bit sweet. Full bodied. Earthy, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, a bit of black coffee. Not overly heavy or difficult to drink. Really nice stout.