kerenmk (2788) - 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 (329) - 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 (1877) - 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 (4340) - 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 (2460) - 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.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. As Jeff Stout. Black, not completely opaque, with a tan head. Lovely aroma of milk chocolate and nice roasted sweet potato notes. Sweetish flavor, kinda thin, a bit milky, with some roastiness, vegetal notes and some mocha. Mediuim-bodied.
crajun (1023) - , Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I appreciate the effort, but this didn’t work for me. Aroma was ok, roasted stuff and something else - wtf does sweet potato smell like?? taste was odd in middle; someone else stated play doh - that sounds about right - maybe vegetal?? lactose also in taste. NO.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JAN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Slightly hazy dark brown color with a small mocha head.
Sweet chocolaty nose, with some earthy notes and fresh coffee.
Thin coffee flavors, with dark cocoa, sweet creamer and mild bitterness.
Light-med body, somewhat oily, a bit creamy and overall not rich enough.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Vanilla and milk chocolate benefit from roasted edges and earthy potato depths for a nourishing dessert brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brown-edged black.
-A fruity touch gives the flavour profile a little more complexity.
-The high sweetness and soft prickling of carbonation don’t help drinkability.
-When in the mood for dessert, this is a quality sweet Stout.
-The finish lacks bitterness or spiciness to balance out the sweetness.