punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle. Smells like deep dark malts, almost like soy sauce. Dark black with no head. Tastes of licorice and chocolate with a balanced palate. Nice extra stout.
jahshuwuh (497) - USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly dark, about a finger of cream colored head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla. Creamy taste with a roasted hop sweet, booze is apparent. A dark coffee bitter after taste, maybe some burnt brown sugar. Decent overall.
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gpekar (477) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured almost black in color with a tall foamy brown head. The head becomes creamier as it reduces slowly. There was a mild chocolate aroma, with a hint of anise. There was a light thick and creamy texture to the beer. There was a good dark chocolate flavor, smooth with a nice sweetness developing up front. A light bitterness comes along in the middle, with more of a coffee flavor and a sense of some alcohol. The finish is mild with a nice lingering flavor of dark chocolate and an alcohol warmth. The head left a nice bit of lacing through the glass. The aroma was a bit subdued, but other than that a very enjoyable and easy drinking.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is an oily black wit ha small tan head, maybe half a finger thick. Nose is of coffee and some roasty malt scents. Taste is similar to the nose, dominated by the taste of burnt coffee. Light on the tongue for 8%, but still nothing special, taste if quite bitter.
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet stout with coffee,soy sauce, smoke, nuts, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Pretty good but I think it’s a little overpriced for the quality you get.
AbbeyRoade (455) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good for Schlafly! Very malty, dry in the palate as it should be. Dark molasses, chocolate, roasted coffee. Some dark fruit flavor too.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate/coffee. Pours black with a nice tan head. Tastes like chocolate and coffee with a little bitterness. Nice.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inky black with a one finger head that didn’t last but left great lacing and a film of head along the sides of the glass.
Roasted caramel malts and dark fruits dominate the smell.
Tastes of dark roasted malts with the usual suspects of chocolate and a touch of coffee, plus a notable hops bitterness. Overall flavor is strong and packs quite an alcohol punch.
Feels full and slightly oily on the tongue, fair carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Alcohol warming.
Within the style it’s pretty drinkable, but not something I’d want to drink every day.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Very faint hint of coffee, a bit of mossy hops - some clean alcohol.
Ap: Black, opaque - large tan head with good retention and a thick cap of fine-bubbled lacing.
T: Rich caramel and coffee, moderately sweet - high bitterness, herbal - chocolate and caramel, rich malt flavor - clean alcohol warmth.
P: Medium-full body with high carbonation - rounded palate - finish is medium-dry.
O: Very nice extra stout - robust, with a firm bitterness and a nice amount of sweetness that brings out a lot of the rich and roast flavors.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first sip of this ended in me smiling from ear to ear...with the exception of the year round staple oatmeal stout, I really dig all schlafly stouts, but this may be the best of them. Very roasty and big yet drinkable. I look forward to drinking this again next year.