krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. color is dark muddy brown with red highlights shinning through. pours with almost four fingers of rocky light tan head. aroma consists mainly of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and coffee with a slight pleasant fruitiness. strong roasted and robust flavor with plenty of bitter chocolate and a great black coffee aftertaste. perhaps a bit watery but the mouthfeel is good and drink ability is high when cold as it warms it becomes more sticky and assertive. good stuff
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to agree with the last reviewer (drmatt) in that this is in no way an imperial stout. Someone goofed. Perhap "sweet stout" would be a more adequate monaker. Regardless, aroma is where this baby shines. Rich robust vanilla and coffee with cinnamon rolls and sweet frosting give this beer a real breakfast appeal. The head is dense and tan and lingers to the end. The flavor, unfortunately, falls flat and is too lactic sweet for endulgence. In fact, it tastes like a flat Mackeson XXX (further evidence for my "sweet stout" claim). Palate is creamy with some licorice and cough medicine. All in all, this is pretty good for a Schlafly product, which I generally find to be stale, fake and lackluster.
misterbeer (311) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle.A dark pour brown head with a nice fruit aroma .Taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel, fruit .Finishes on the dry side with a small coffee aftertaste.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had this on draft twice and bottle three times now so it is time to rate it. Aroma is roasted with strong notes bakers chocolate and undertones raisiny crystal malt. It also has flashes of coffee in there. Taste is dry toffee sweetness with bittersweet chocolate and coffee thats finishes in a dry tart bitterness. Ive actually got touches of apple juice in the initial taste, this sometime eludes and do not always get this impression. This is not an imperial stout nor a sweet stout. This I believe as drmatt said is a foreign. Reasoning is foreign stout is a style that originated with the likes of true guiness extra stout. It was originally shipped to places like sri lanka which in turn created there own (Lions stout). I know it doesnt matter that much except in style percentage but it does fit all specs and descriptors of other beers in this style.
Thewade (304) - USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice stout at 8 percent alcahol. good flavor. not overwhelming on the alcahol content.
jhp40219 (299) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a one-finger tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of malts, brown sugar, raisins, alcohol, a bit of chocolate and roasty coffee. Taste is roasted malts up front with dark chocolate, lactose, hops, alcohol and hints of coffee. Definitely a sweet stout. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long finish of hop bitterness and roasted malts. Very nice and tasty, but ultimately just an average stout.
novice101 (287) - - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich ruby color with a tan head, smells of chocolate and malts, light body, dry finish. Loads of chocolate and bittersweetness
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma, some chocolate, sweet maltness, coffee
color, very dark hue small creamy head
taste, mellow coffee and chcolate mingle, strong malty finish
overall, just came here, awesome stout, will buy again!
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust aroma, hints of oak? Pours dark with short-lasting head. Flavor is roasty, some caramel/sweetness. A little thin. Would be a nice "introduction" to an IS, not bursting with greatness, but good nonetheless and somewhat mild.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Tan colored head - nice lacing on glass. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, also picking up alcohol and some hops. Flavor semi sweet chocolate - espresso, and a nice bitterness to finish. Getting a bit of alcohol in the flavor too. Overall this is a nice stout....I bought a 6 pack of this on St. Patís day due to the name. Not sure this is the beer you should be drinking on St. Patís at 8% abv. Anyway, itís a nice one and Iíd drink it again.