NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle born on Feb 5, 2008. Pours a deep, dark brown/red/black with a whispy head. The aroma surprised me. After having a couple Schlafly stouts now, I had this conception of what to expect. However, this is a little different. I get some pleasing peaty Scotch aromas, cigar, vanilla, and even some papery hops coming through. Mouthfeel is a little weird for what is going on here, but it’s not bad. Carbonation is low and it’s pretty slick. The flavor has some sharp, bitter sweet tobacco going on with a hint of vanilla, licorice, and teriyaki jerky. I wouldn’t say this is a typical foreign/Caribbean style stout. It’s almost a Scotch ale-stout hybrid. I like it.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from drmatt. Definite light foreign stout aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and alcohol. Pours a thin dark brown with amber highlights with a quickly fading creamy light khaki head. Medium bodied and good carbonation with notes of liquorice, anise, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Thanks Matt!
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with mostly receding wispy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pepper, rum, cherry. Tastes of chocolate, rum, brown malt, light roast. Mouthfeel is full bodied with lush carbonation. Pretty nice Foreign Stout.
philfish (14) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really my type of beer. Although I wouldn’t throw it out or anything. Goes well with a Riley’s pub aged prime rib.
keithw (15) - USA - DEC 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap/Bottle. This is one of Schlafly’s best! A very thick, full-flavored stout that has deep flavors of sweet, dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Interesting mouthfeel, at times creamy and at times sharp, but always delicious. Nice as an after-dinner beer, as it is very sweet. Strikes me as a nice balance between a dry stout/sweet stout/imperial stout. Trust me, it will make sense if you try it!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a small, but dense and frothy, wispy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty, dark chocolate and caramel malts along with some doughy chestnut character. Starts with a nice viscosity and velvety texture revealing semi-sweet dark caramel and chocolate flavors toward a smooth, lightly roasted bittersweet finish. A nice and true to style foreign stout.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown in color with an offwhite head. Some roasted malts with a slight sweet aroma. Had some hops in the palate with a creamy type feeling in the finish. Nice beer. Not sure what really makes it irish Style.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted malts and bandaids. The taste was the same with some sweet choclate notes. Sweet, smooth, and creamy. Some chalkiness in the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
dark brown, wispy beige head, dry roasted malt aroma, creamy body, roasted and chocolate flavor, dry with just a bit of sweetness with the chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle received via trade with drmatt. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy, light brown head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel, toast), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol and brown sugar. Medium bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.