jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Oh, how good this beer could be with a slightly bigger malt bill to make this a thicker body; blame the stupid Mississippi beer laws for that one.. Flavor is really nice, malt and chocolate balanced with a nice hop level to keep it from being sweet, with the sweet potato smoothing out the edges.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:Tap at the Midtown Broadway Brewhouse.
Appearance:Black pour with a half finger of beige head.
Aroma:Roasted aroma with a hint of smoke and bitter chocolate.
Flavor:Roasted malt dominates, without much of a hint of the sweet potato(?).
Palate:Medium body with mild carbonation.
Overall:Not bad. One of their better beers.
ContemplateBeer (1407) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Sweet potato is not apparent in the nose; lactose more noticeable along with pleasant coffee notes and very light chocolate. Appearance: Dark chestnut brown with a slim tan head that culminates with a bubbly ring. Flavor: Almost like a session foreign stout; a touch of light berry esters up front that transitions into coffee; chocolate is nearly absent and still no sweet potato. Palate: Light body, thin texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Despite the lowish rating, I could drink this all day. It doesn’t have the flavor presence of the top tier stouts, but it’s a fascinating little beer. After rinsing my palate with a glass of water- a lingering, but unmistakable sweet potato flavor finally made an appearance. A concept worth repeating. Bottle at 4.5%
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly typical stout with a nice creaminess. No sweet potato comes through in the taste but there’s a bit of chocolate and coffee.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Music City Brewer’s Fest. Draft. Pours dark with a light tan head. No sweet potatoes detected, but quite tasty. Fairly sweet, a bit of fruitiness, touch of licorice, chocolate, and coffee. Don’t have a real strong memory of this one. I should try it again.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma burnt bread and cocoa. Flavor very similar with more cocoa all very dry and nice.
andyhwcinc (1321) - 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 won’t have many other brews from this small brewery but I’m enjoying this one for sure.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Dark brown to black pour with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Chocolate and coffee and flavor with a light hop finish. Nicely done.
chinchill (1269) - 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.
fluffy (1253) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
im not getting a lot of sweet potato from this one, maybe just a little. its kinda thin and watery too. not super exciting but decent enough.