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 (453) - 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 itís a little overpriced for the quality you get.
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 didnít 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 itís pretty drinkable, but not something Iíd want to drink every day.
AbbeyRoade (437) - 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.
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.
keith0718 (409) - Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malt character closer to imperial stout, than a dry stout. Great flavor with pronounced tones of chocolate and coffee. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Great beer.
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque, brown head. Aroma is somewhat muted but maybe thatís because I just got it out of the fridge. Creamy body. Itís pretty smooth, and has a good rich flavor, slight roast, but itís not really bitter at all. It doesnít particularly stand out. Still, itís a nice brew, reasonably priced, and fairly strong without saying so. Iíll probably pick up some more of this stuff soon.
jhp40219 (350) - 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.