theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Olive or Twist in Platte City, Missouri. Bottled with love on 02 04 2009. Pour is opaque black with a nice khaki head that builds up to three inches on some nice settling. Falls with a lot of crackling. Small amount of lace. Aroma of roasty malt, mild pine hops and a dusty earthiness. A touch of creamy licorice as well. Taste is more aggressive than I was expecting from the nose - big roast and licorice right away, followed by drying pine hops and more roasted malt. Finish is super dry, almost flinty. Palate is medium, bordering on thin, lowish carbonation. A decent enough take on a bigger stout.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into a Sam Addams glass produced a finger worth of tan colored head that settled to a thick lace. the color of the body of this brew was a typical black.
A nice aroma of toasted grains with a light hops. The flavor is great coffee espresso roastiness. This of course is followed up with some nice sweet maltiness in the brew. The feel is full in my mouth with ample carbonation.
There is good drinkability on this stout. This is also a great example of the style I would never turn it down
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Darkest brown/black pour with a big tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a bit of sweet malt and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavor up front with some booze influence and a dry finish.
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to R’s Klimek. Deep reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma and sweetness- could smell this all day. What you smell. you taste. It had a nice creamy mouthfeel. A good beer to try as being the first of Schlafly’s. Worth searching out more.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tall brown fizzy head that stays for a minute. Chocolate and roast coffee bean aroma. Taste is cocoa and caramel with a bitter roast finish. More on the thin side than rich and creamy.
SrSilliGose (3288) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep brown with a small tan head. notes of mocha, coffee, roasted malts. grainy yet smooth mouthfeel. not bad.
drjay44 (2889) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 2/4/09. Pours a thick mocha colored head, over an apparently clear brownish black (SRM 25) body.....nose of roasted malts, (coffee, chocolate) molasses, and a bit of soy sauce......tastes early of sweet malts with a bit of toffee, lots of molasses, ends with a light to medium hop bitterness, with lingering sweetness.....mouth feel is medium to heavy, carbonation light to medium. This is not large enough to fall into the Imperial category, not dry enough to be in the dry category, so it is a Foreign Extra Stout by the BJCP discriptor. It reminds me of Lion.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts and cocoa, with a slightly bitter roasty finish. Not bad.
Strykzone (5375) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So dark, rich, and thick with a nice tan head. Flavor is very nice chocolate and coffee. Feel is substantial. This is a very nice stout and one that I will seek out again.
beastiefan2k (2762) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really... this? Schlafly f’ed up somewhere along the way with this beer. Pours with a small khaki head. I will make this simple there is a good dry stout here, as was the idea but there is a bad alcohol aspect. That is where the beer goes awry. Its like a vegetal alcohol aspect on the nose. It is subdued in the flavor. It really ruins all the nice roast-y and sweet prune aspects. Not a foreign stout, really this should be called an Imperial Dry Stout (not meant as a compliment). .Maybe I am being bitter b/c I just drank the Cadillac Mtn Stout and that was just so perfect in oh so many ways.
12oz, bottled on 02/04/09, Bell’s tulip glass.