pubhunter54 (11) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent coffee stout. Great dessert beer for the end of the day. Enjoyed it at Hal & Malís in Jackson, MS while listening to some Blues. Heaven.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is a Sweet Potato Cream Stout, AWESOME! Tap @ the 1st Annual Rocket City Brewfest. 08 may 09. Dark brown pour. Aroma of roast and some coffee. Flavor has a nice roast, odd sweetness, some chicory, and light coffee. Considering it is a beer from Mississippi, this beer is awesome. A+
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from my buddy Aaron. Pours black with a thick off white head. Huge coffee, lactose, sweet potato, chocolate and roasted grain aroma. Taste is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and roasted grain. Complex, tasty and very sessionable stout.
zizzybalubba (1820) - Raleigh, 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.
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Poured a deep black with a two-finger caramel-colored head. Didnít get the sweet potatoes coming through as advertised but did pick up the roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors. Great, typical stout - not too sweet from the lactose but just sweet enough to be very drinkable without losing the classic stout flavor (instead of being a milk stout).
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from draft at the avenue pub in New Orleans. Milky and light. Slight but taste. One of the milkier stouts I've had. Very good.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at bayou burger on bourbon st.. pitch black pour with a light body..aroma of chocolate and raisen..taste is similar.. like it
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this. I had major doubts about beer with sweet potatoes, but the flavor was very good, clearly a sweet stout. Palate was a little thin when compared to other stouts, but very good for being in a southern state. Very impressed.
Capa (2770) - 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.
beer_rookie (419) - 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.