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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   ABV: -
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A creamy, smooth, Irish style dry stout. Black as a revenooer's heart and roasty as Juan Valdez's breakfast. Great in black & tans.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2006
Draught at Calhouns on the hill in Knoxville, Another pleasant surprise from this brewery. A rich creamy head with a coffee/chocolate flavor that was a total pleasure a very good stout. If they could make this baby with a higher abv it would be world class in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Draught at the PF brewery. Pours opaque black with amber at the very extremities, and cascades to a well-formed brown head that laces beautifully. The aroma is clean and roasty with some hints of mocha. The flavor is very chocolatey at first, then moves on to nuts and roasted malt, and culminates in a dry, slightly ashy finish. After a few minutes, coffee tones become increasingly evident. The mouthfeel is smooth and dense. Definitely the best offering from this brewery, and probably of East Tennessee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 draught. Well, before I talked to the brewmaster about this beer, I was basically expacting just another textbook nitro dry stout. Mr. Vellas informed me that he intended for this to be more of a foreign-style stout and my curiousty was piqued. This is a very attractive beer: black with the lovely rolling cascade which leaves a surprisingly dark tan, lasting head. The aroma is densely chocolate with a bit of black coffee and tree bark in there. Brown trout possesses a creamy mouthfeel along with rich, sweet chocolate and woody bitterness thought it finishes on a slight chalky, cola note. The head, though, leaves some very tasty bittersweet, smoky chocolate on my lips after every sip. This was a very pleasant surprise, especially given this brewpub’s other offerings.
[update April 2, ’07]
Ah, the brown trout is back. This is definitely this brewery’s best offering in my opinion. Smells pretty good with hints of rich coffee, vanilla wafers, bittersweet baking chocolate. The mouthfeel is nicely creamy. Unlike their porter, the flavor on this stout follows up nicely to the aroma. Flavors of dark chocolate brownies and dark roasted coffee come out. This beer could use more oomph, either in the way of malts or some more pronounced bitter notes, but it walks the line of true greatness.
[Feb 27, 2008]
Pours very dark brown/red with a nitro head. Rich chocolate and almond suggestions abound. The bitterness is appropriate and is represented mostly in a coffee/baking chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy and plenty of nuttiness is present. This is easily my favorite offering from Smoky Mountain.
[September 8, 2008]
Pours really dark with a huge dark tan head. Nitrogen is in full swing here and makes a perfect pour a no brainer. The aroma packs lots of roast, huge nuttiness, and black chocolate. For some reason, I can always tell a giant difference in flavor on the head. It’s sweet and milky, very creamy sweet. The body is bittersweet with very much dark chocolate, roasted wood, and coffee. This is far and away the best beer at Smoky Mountain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Draft at 2005 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a black color with an average sized tan head. Smells of light malts to include chocolate and roasted coffee. The flavor was of coffee and smoked wood with a creamy chocolate ending.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Black, with a thick, creamy, brown head (with a little nitro help, I think). Burnt toast aroma, with a faint whiff of chocolate. Smoky and smooth, with notes of hickory and coffee. Finishes with a nice dark chocolate flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Black with nice-looking, but nitro induced head. Tasted like rich melted chocolate bars and brownie mix. Thick and evil, way more-so than I expected from this little brewpub. Bitter, dry baker's chocolate ending was nice, too.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4048) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Not much aroma. Pitch black, of course, with little tan laced head. Thin. Lots of cocoa, but very little bittering. Smooth but disappointing.


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