heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium sized light tan head. The body is very dark with just a vague hint of amber coloring. Aroma has toast, sweet malts and some banana peels. The lacing likes to hang out towards the tops of the glass. The taste is toast, walnuts and some cream cheese. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy. Has an oily finish. Overall a pretty good beer in a style that I usually donít care for. Thanks civforprez.
HopalotCassidy (12) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been sampling a mixed six pack of Schlaflyís and this is by far my favorite. Beautiful rich color with a light brown head. Subtle toast aroma. Huge flavor -- sweet burnt chocolate malt wonderfully balanced with hop bitterness. Full bodied and a long, warm finish.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick brown to black with a full tan head. The aroma is roasted, with coffee and a malt sweetness as well. There is an oakey wooden presence in the aroma also. The taste is smooth with mild roasted malts and a very robust coffee taste. Itís got a mostly creamy feel and finishes nicely.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light roasted malt.toffee flavor. Very watery for a stout. Finsh is crisp with some CO2. This isnít bad, there just isnít much there.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was so looking forward to my pals bringing this down from St.Louis and yet so disappointed when it arrived. It is a stout so automatically gets good ratings but a disappointing one nonetheless.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap. black with a bold white head that leaves lacing down the glass. aroma is of coffee. flavor is a strong roast coffee that is consistent from start to finish. had this with the sticky toffee pudding, and it was almost orgasmic. i love stouts and i love this one.
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark black. With a smallish tan head. Aroma is smoky and coffee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, oats carmel,malts and vanilla. Lots of things to roll over the tounge on the way down. Very flavorful and pleasing. Schlaflyís best by a mile.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was sampled off of the tap at The Tap Room in St. Louis. This beer pours a black color with a definite creamy pearlish head. The aroma is of coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, oats, and chocolate. The taste is very sweet and incredibly balanced. Chocolates, vanilla, and oats surround your palate upfront with bittering dry and grainy chocolate and hops in the finish to balance this out. Oats and dry malts finish this beer and lead to a slightly astringent hop bittering finish. Nice and well rounded.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark brown with slight tan head. Nose is of carmel maltiness and a slight roasty vanilla presence. Flavor is like sweet, oatmeal drowned with molasses. Nice bitter contrast and somewhat smoky finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Taproom. Dark molasses color, a bit thin-looking. Big, creamy chocolate nose, with nice helpings of coffee and vanilla. Really interesting flavors, quite sweet and choco-caramelly with that swath of vanilla throughout; fabulous body, very thick but quite drinkable; bit lactic, sour and vinous at the finish. Somehow manages to be light, refreshing, deep and complex all at once; world-class sweet stout.