sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 10/2/07. 12oz bottle. Pitch and inky black. Aromas of toast and coffee. Touch peppery. Nice nose. Medium to full bodied with a nice rolling palate. Sticky good. Spicy brew. Coffee and vanilla flavors. Chocolate and dry fruits. Tight effervescence. Toasty. Sticky sweet with a nice anise note. Good roast, nice body, Good Stout!
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice nice stout guys. toasty and raosty with bits of caramel and chocolate too. very smooth. leave a tad to be wanted on the backside but a great beer really!
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at RAYBOY01’s Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Old stale malts are overbearing in the nose. Chocolate and fruit try to balance that out. Dry chocolate flavors, not much depth. Meh.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with red-hued edges and a wispy, thin tan head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling, malty nose with hints of dark chocolate and a light roastiness.
Taste: Starts with ample semi-sweet chocolate and a good measure of coffee in the flavor. Mild caramel notes. The finish is roasty, almost ashen.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Fizzy carbonation.
Drinkability: Would be much better if they’d ease up on the carbonation.
islay (771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Strong, tart, classic stout aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and milk or cream. Pours a translucent, sparkling dark brown with an amber hue. Small amount of short-lasting tan head. Looks like Coca-Cola in the glass. Bitter, roasted coffee flavor dominates the initial taste, but there is a sweet, cream-flavored finish. Nice contrast between the opening sharp jolt and the soft milk chocolate sweetness to which the flavor settles. Slight alcohol taste as well. Surprisingly little aftertaste. Medium to heavy body. Creamy and almost oily in the palate. Lively on the tongue. Rhoades’ Scholar Stout is a fine example of the style. It won’t blow many people away, but nor will it offend them.
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Consumed at Rayboy01’s Cajun Fais Do Do. Milky, lactose stout. Nice, tan head. Opaque body. Very carbonated. Good stout.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the many beers tried at RAYBOY01’s Cajun Fais-Do-Do. Black with small tan head. Dark chocolate aroma with some dough. Chalk, grain, chocolate, coffee, spice and alc flavor. Thin and chalky body. Not the best tasting stout, too thin and chalky and alcy.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Rhoades’ Scholar
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark brown. fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate and dark caramel flavor, nice sweetness from the caramel brings out tge chocolate, roasted malts add balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark brown with a dark golden head. Get ready to wait to drink this beer because the head will take a while to go down. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate and darkly roasted coffee. Not a bad beer at all.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/15/2007: South Shore Rhoades’ Scholar Stout pours out a very dark brown color and has a large, rocky brown head that slowly collapses. and leaves a long-lasting frothy crown. The aroma is mostly semi-sweet chocolate and a bit of residual yeast. The flavor is also predominately semi-sweet chocolate with some darkly roasted malts and a dry, coffee-like bitter finish. No alcohol is apparent in the taste, but it feels a bit higher than 6.4%! The body of the beer is medium-full and it has a smooth texture in the mouth. "Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering" is a very apropos description! Also, drink this beer at warmer temperatures. It is much better and more interesting with some caramel and char flavors coming through. Very good. I wish I had some chocolate or something to pair with this right now!
12 fl. oz. bottle from hopdog. Thanks for the trade Steve. I appreciate it! Rating #100 for this beer...