Aurelius (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An unusual aroma - spry, doughy/spicy with just a hint of dark overcast. OK bottle - standard longneck. Poor labeling from a marketing standpoint - not particularly informative, attractive or readable. The beer itself has no residual head much, and is a dark, dark brown-black (as expected.) Oooh - twangy. Very sour up front, almost like a Berliner. Sourness dominates even the roast. Not very bitter. Blind, I would have never guessed that this was a stout - I’d have been very hard pressed to identify it. Pla doh aftertaste. Meh. ABC, Bull Run. Something is wrong with this beer, I will give it another shot on another day.
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown body. Aromas of malt, coffee and chocolate. Nice flavor of malt, coffee and chocolate as well. The finish was a little lighter than most, but still had a decent creaminess.
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, sweet potatoes, light earthiness, some chocolate, and faint lactose. Flavor is dry and bland with just some roast, chocolate, and very sweetness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
Cybercat (4736) - 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. Didn’t get any sweet potato or milk notes, but it is still a tasty and enjoyable stout.
ChainGangGuy (4705) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce pint - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Very dark brown, nearing black in color with a scant, tan-hued head up on top.
Smell: Lightly roasty scent, hinting at a cup of weak coffee brewed for someone on a strict coffee budget or someone who really doesn’t like coffee all that much. A bit of chocolate, vanilla. The nose isn’t unpleasant, but it isn’t one to reach out and grab you.
Taste: A sweetish taste of dark maltiness, though not overtly flavorful following the example of the aroma, offering up only mild flavors of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Thin sliver of dark fruitiness reminiscent of sweet grape. Very subtle bitterness. Semi-dry, malty, lightly minerally finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A pedestrian brew, lacking presence. It left my hankering for something better, so I opted for a Bell’s Kalamazoo for the next round.
nearbeer (4668) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Casual Pint. Opaque black with a lasting quarter inch of spongy foam. Nose is dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee with sour cream. Flavor is dark chocolate, graham cracker, ash, chicory, lightly tart berries and cream. Medium body is smooth, but tingly with acidity and a medium carbonation. Nearly a sweet stout, but mostly well-balanced, tasty, and an easy drinker.
JStax (4578) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a darker brown with a fizzy head of khaki foam that fizzles down to a ring around the edge of the glass. The aroma has a lot of roast character to it with moderate vanilla bean notes. The taste lends some zippy sweetness akin to marshmallow and vanilla. The sweet potato does not really come through for me. Lighter to medium in body and higher in carbonation. Slick, prickly mouthfeel.
kidmartinek (4381) - 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. I’m not tasting the potatoes or anything else mentioned in the.description except for the southernness.
SHIG (4380) - 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!
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is toasted malt with coffee, chocolate, and nuts. The appearance is dark brown. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a bit thin.overall underwhelming with no discernible sweet potato but drinkable if you can take lactose.