wxman (1472) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a dark opaque black with a minimal tan head. Taste is roasted malt, slightly bitter coffee, and cocoa. Very good, an enjoyable stout.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jbye4334. Pours darn brown with a creamy light brown head. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, peppery. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, spicy, dry with a full mouthfeel.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a black body with a finger-width, very creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is very nice. Lots of roasted malts and smooth chocolate. The chocolates are both milky and dark. Some caramel and a touch of molasses along with just a pinch of earthy hops. Flavor is solid. Plenty of chocolates and roast with a light earthy bitterness that accompanies a dry finish and leaves a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light to medium bodied and smooth with a soft carbonation. Overall, a very nice stout. Sweet and roasty with a very easy drinking body. This is a bit under-rated IMO.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish.
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and cream aroma. Straight black appearance. Roasty with cream notes in the flavor. Very smooth mouth feel.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009.
Pours a deep black with faint chocolate powder in the nose. Flavor is raspberry chocolate. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a friend’s BBQ - a decent sweet stout that isn’t as heavy on the sweet as some others of the style - quite a bit of molasses, vanilla, and a light touch of coffee and black malt bitterness - creamy, mild carbonation - a bit of raisin - a touch of roast in the finish - a decent stout.
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours black with an average, creamy dark brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune and paper. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
mmbeersgood (2) - USA - APR 5, 2009 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was disappointed with twisted pine brewery. There beers seem to be artificially carbonated and feel a little fake in a way.
mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Cream Style Stout by Twisted Pine Brewery http://www.TwistedPineBrewery.com/
Beer Style: Sweet Stout
Two 12 oz bottles
Aroma: A pleasant medium strength aroma of roasted grains and mild coffee.
Appearance: Pours deep rich black with a tan head. The head dissipates quickly leaving traces of head on the glass.
Flavor: The initial taste is lightly sweet with smooth roasted grain, malts, and coffee. The after taste lingers while the roasted flavors intensify.
Mouth feel: It has a medium body, with mild carbonation.
Overall Impression: It is easy to drink. The appearance and mouth feel are the beer’s strength. It would make a good base stout to add coffee or possible cherries to. It seems to hit the BJCP style guides, but I would like a fuller flavor. If you enjoy drinking beers with subtle flavors, this beer is for you.